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Middle English from Old French from Late Latin aeternālis from Latin aeternus aiw- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Old French eternal, from Late Latin aeternalis, from Latin aeternus (“eternal”), from aevum (“age”).
Some people are very concerned about their eternal destiny.
The young girl wasn't allowed to have a pet dog, but she had an eternal craving for one.
These atoms, which are the seeds of all things, are, however, not eternal but created by God.
Wisdom comes with age, but some would rather have eternal youth.
Reading takes me to eternal bliss where I don't know where the current is going to take me.
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