celestial

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French celestial, from Medieval Latin caelestialis, from Latin caelestis, from caelum (sky, heaven).

Adjective[edit]

celestial (not comparable)

  1. Relating to heaven in a religious sense.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Milton to this entry?)
  2. Relating to the sky or space.
    • Shakespeare
      The twelve celestial signs.
  3. (Mormonism) Of or pertaining to the highest degree of glory.
    • 1974 February, “A Sure Trumpet Sound: Quotations from President Lee”, Ensign, page 77: 
      We are now living and obeying celestial laws that will make us candidates for celestial glory.
    • 1997 November, Richard J. Maynes, “A Celestial Connection to Your Teenage Years”, Ensign, page 30: 
      How will you make it through your teenage years spiritually prepared for your celestial future? How will you connect your celestial goals with your everyday life?
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Noun[edit]

celestial (plural celestials)

  1. An inhabitant of heaven.
    • 1913, Horace Coffin Stanton, Telepathy of the Celestial World[1], page x:
      For the celestials communicate by the psychic dispatch. Scriptures prove that.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Celestial Empire, a formerly used name for China.

Noun[edit]

celestial (plural celestials)

  1. (obsolete, sometimes capitalized) A native of China.
    • 1897, Joseph Llewelyn Thomas, “The North Pacific”, in Journeys Among the Gentle Japs in the Summer of 1895[2], page 23:
      Three celestials died during the voyage, and, in accordance with the contract, their remains were embalmed and carried on to China.
  2. (obsolete, slang) by extension, an East Asian person.

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Galician[edit]

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celestial m, f (plural celestiais)

  1. celestial

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celestial m, f (plural celestials)

  1. celestial

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese celestial, from Latin caelestiālis (celestial), from caelestis (celestial), from caelum (sky).

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  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /se.les.t͡ʃi.ˈaw/, /se.leʃ.t͡ʃi.ˈaw/, /se.les.ˈt͡ʃjaw/, /se.leʃ.ˈt͡ʃjaw/
  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /sɨlɨʃˈtjaɫ/

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celestial m, f (plural celestiais; comparable)

  1. (religion) heavenly (relating to heaven)

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin caelestialis, from Latin caelestis, based on caelum "sky, heaven".

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celestial m, f (plural celestiales)

  1. celestial

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