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cœlestial

EnglishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

cœlestial (not comparable)

  1. Archaic spelling of celestial.
    • 1678, John Bunyan, The Pilgrim's Progress, Elliot Stock (1876), page 16:
      Then ſaid Good Will, Alaſs poor Man, is the Cœleſtial Glory of ſo ſmall eſteem with him, that he counteth it not worth running the hazards of a few difficulties to obtain it.

Usage notesEdit

  • This spelling is etymologically inconsistent, and may be considered an erroneous variant of cælestial. The latter, however, is not so common as this spelling.