Empyrean
Empyrean Em`py*re"an, a. Empyreal. --Akenside. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • Empyrean — Empyrean, from the Medieval Latin empyreus , an adaptation of the Ancient Greek, in or on the fire ( pyr ) , properly Empyrean Heaven, is the place in the highest heaven, which in ancient cosmologies was supposed to be occupied by the element of… …   Wikipedia

  • Empyrean — Em py*re an (?; 277), n. [See {Empyreal}.] The highest heaven, where the pure element of fire was supposed by the ancients to subsist. [1913 Webster] The empyrean rung With hallelujahs. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • empyrean — literary ► NOUN (the empyrean) ▪ heaven or the sky. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to heaven. ORIGIN Greek empurios (used by the ancients to refer to the highest part of heaven, thought to be the realm of pure fire), from pur fire …   English terms dictionary

  • empyrean — mid 14c. (as empyre), from Gk. empyros fiery, from en (see EN (Cf. en ) (2)) + pyr fire (see FIRE (Cf. fire) (n.)); confused by early writers with imperial. In Greek cosmology, the highest heaven, the sphere of pure fire; later baptized with a… …   Etymology dictionary

  • empyrean — empyrean, empyreal *celestial, heavenly …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • empyrean — [em pir′ē ən; em΄pī rē′ən, em΄pərē′ən] n. [see EMPYREAL & AN] 1. the highest heaven; specif., a) among the ancients, the sphere of pure light or fire b) among Christian poets, the abode of God 2. the sky; the celestial vault; firmament adj …   English World dictionary

  • Empyrean — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Empyrean peut désigner : Le Warp (Warhammer 40,000), une notion fondamentale dans l univers de Warhammer 40,000. The Empyrean, le dixième album solo… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • empyrean — 1. noun The region of pure light and fire; the highest heaven, where the pure element of fire was supposed by the ancients to exist: the same as the ether, the ninth heaven according to ancient astronomy. So sung they, and the Empyrean rung, /… …   Wiktionary

  • empyrean — [ˌɛmpʌɪ ri:ən, pɪ , ɛm pɪrɪən] adjective literary relating to heaven. noun (the empyrean) the highest part of heaven, thought by the ancients to be the realm of pure fire. ↘literary the sky. Derivatives empyreal ˌɛmpʌɪ ri:əl, pɪ …   English new terms dictionary

  • empyrean — n. & adj. n. 1 the highest heaven, as the sphere of fire in ancient cosmology or as the abode of God in early Christianity. 2 the visible heavens. adj. of the empyrean. Derivatives: empyreal adj. Etymology: med.L empyreus f. Gk empurios (as EN… …   Useful english dictionary

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