Empyreal Definition

ĕmpī-rēəl, ĕm-pîrē-əl
Of the empyrean; heavenly; sublime.
Webster's New World
Of the sky; celestial.
American Heritage
Elevated; sublime.
American Heritage

Fiery, made of pure fire.


Origin of Empyreal

  • Middle English emperiall from Medieval Latin empyreus from Late Latin empyrius fiery from Greek empurios en- in en–2 pūr fire paəwr̥ in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin empyreus, from Ancient Greek ἐμπύρος (empuros, “fiery”), from ἐν (en, “en-”) + πῦρ (pur, “fire”) (English pyre).

    From Wiktionary

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