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  1. pertaining to heaven or to the sky; heavenly, celestial
  • 1922: and there, after due prayers to the gods who dwell in ether , had taken solemn counsel whereby they might, if so be it might be, bring once more into honour among mortal men the winged speech of the seadivided Gael. " James Joyce, Ulysses
    1. exalted, exquisite, superlative
  • 1963: Pig, not normally reticent in these matters, now acted like a mystic after a vision; unable, maybe unwilling, to put in words this ineffable or talent of Panky"s. " Thomas Pynchon, V.
  • Etymology: From Old French supernalOld French, supernal or mediaeval Latin supernalis, from Latin supernus.

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