Eternal is defined as not having a beginning or an end.(adjective)
An example of an eternal being is God.
The definition of an eternal is someone or something without a beginning or an end.(noun)
An example of an eternal is Heaven.
See eternal in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OFr < LL aeternalis < L aeturnus < aevum, an age < IE base *aiw-, *āju-, a life, vital force > aye
See eternal in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Late Latin aeternālis
Origin: , from Latin aeternus; see aiw- in Indo-European roots.
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