saturnally

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From saturnal +‎ -ly.

Adverb[edit]

saturnally (comparative more saturnally, superlative most saturnally)

  1. (rare) Under the influence of Saturn; gloomily.
    • 1603, Michel de Montaigne, chapter 12, in John Florio, transl., The Essayes, [], book II, printed at London: By Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount [], OCLC 946730821:
      according as they have more or lesse removed themselves from their spirituality, so are they more or lesse merily and Giovially, or rudely and Saturnally incorporated: Whence proceedeth the infinite variety of so much matter created.
    • 1820, Thomas Taylor, translating Proclus, Commentaries on the Timæus of Plato, I:
      But if it be requisite to narrate what follows from the conception of Porphyry, it must be said, that the soul lives indeed intellectually and Saturnally on high, but descends first to the conception of a political life, which is Jovian.