ambrosial

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ambrosia +‎ -al.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ambrosial (comparative more ambrosial, superlative most ambrosial)

  1. (Greek mythology) Pertaining to or worthy of the gods.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.1:
      And whilst he slept she [Venus] over him would spred / Her mantle, colour'd like the starry skyes, / And her soft arme lay underneath his hed, / And with ambrosiall kisses bathe his eyes [...].
  2. Succulently sweet or fragrant; balmy, divine.