from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Equally or jointly eternal.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Existing with another from eternity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Equally eternal.

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  • adjective jointly or equally eternal


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  • Thou my God, because Thou, O Father, in Him Who is the Beginning of our wisdom, Which is Thy Wisdom, born of Thyself, equal unto Thee and coeternal, that is, in Thy Son, createdst heaven and earth.

    The Confessions 1999

  • What the Vatican II Fathers said on this subject is readily understood, not as a patently absurd claim that Muslims believe God is three coeternal, coessential, and coequal Persons, but as a simple acknowledgement of those few matters of faith where Muslims agree with the Truth.

    Tissier de Mallerais speaks The details of the doctrinal talks 2009

  • Felix Mendelssohn surely understood the subtleties of the Augsburg Confession (with its credo that "there is one Divine Essence which is called and which is God ... and yet there are three Persons, of the same essence and power, who also are coeternal, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost") when he celebrated that document's anniversary in his "Reformation" Symphony, Opus 107, of 1830.

    Mendelssohn Really Was a Lutheran 2009

  • But the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit have one divinity, equal glory, and coeternal majesty.

    Archive 2006-01-01 Francis 2006

  • But the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit have one divinity, equal glory, and coeternal majesty.

    Leavetaking of the Feast of the Theophany Francis 2006

  • Since God's power (posse) is coeternal with God himself, it is immutably the same.

    Peter Damian Holopainen, Toivo J. 2008

  • If He emanated from God, is He coeternal and consubstantial with Him, or is He of a similar substance?

    A Philosophical Dictionary 2007

  • Most Muslims believed the Qur'an was uncreated and coeternal with Allah, but the Mu’tazili believed this contravened their central notion of the unity of God.

    803 2001

  • May they also be extended towards those things which are before; and understand Thee before all times, the eternal Creator of all times, and that no times be coeternal with Thee, nor any creature, even if there be any creature before all times.

    The Confessions 1999

  • These things considered, as much as Thou givest, O my God, as much as Thou stirrest me up to knock, and as much as Thou openest to me knocking, two things I find that Thou hast made, not within the compass of time, neither of which is coeternal with Thee.

    The Confessions 1999


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