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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Empyrean.
  • adj. Of the sky; celestial.
  • adj. Elevated; sublime.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Pertaining to the highest heaven or the empyrean; celestial; sublime; exalted.
  • adj. Of the sky or heavens.
  • adj. Fiery, made of pure fire.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Formed of pure fire or light; refined beyond aërial substance; pertaining to the highest and purest region of heaven.
  • n. Empyrean.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Formed of pure fire or light; pertaining to the highest and purest region of heaven; pure.
  • n. The empyrean; the region of celestial purity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. inspiring awe
  • adj. of or relating to the sky or heavens

Etymologies

Middle English emperiall, from Medieval Latin empyreus, from Late Latin empyrius, fiery, from Greek empurios : en-, in.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin empyreus, from Ancient Greek ἐμπύρος ("fiery"), from ἐν ("en-") + πῦρ (pur, "fire") (English pyre). (Wiktionary)

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