Sempiternal meaning

sĕmpĭ-tûrnəl
Enduring forever; eternal.
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Everlasting; perpetual; eternal.
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Seemingly everlasting or eternal.
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(philosophy) Everlasting, that is having infinite temporal duration; as opposed to eternal, outside time and thus lacking temporal duration.
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Origin of sempiternal

  • Middle English from Old French sempiternel from Late Latin sempiternālis from Latin sempiternus semper always sem-1 in Indo-European roots aeternus eternal aiw- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Medieval Latin sempiternālis, from Latin sempiternus, a contraction of semperæternus, from semper (“always") + æternus (“eternal"). Possibly via French sempiternel.

    From Wiktionary