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Etymology 1Edit

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

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celestial (not comparable)

  1. Heavenly, divine, in either a religious or figurative 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”, in Ensign[1], 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”, in Ensign[2], 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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NounEdit

celestial (plural celestials)

  1. An inhabitant of heaven.
    • 1913, Horace Coffin Stanton, Telepathy of the Celestial World[3], page x:
      For the celestials communicate by the psychic dispatch. Scriptures prove that.

Etymology 2Edit

From Celestial Empire, a formerly used name for China.

NounEdit

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[4], 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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GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

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celestial m, f (plural celestiais)

  1. celestial

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Old ProvençalEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Medieval Latin caelestialis, from Latin caelestis.

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celestial m, f (plural celestials)

  1. celestial

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese celestial, borrowed from Medieval Latin caelestiālis (celestial), from Latin 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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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Medieval Latin caelestialis, from Latin caelestis, based on caelum (sky, heaven).

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celestial (plural celestiales)

  1. celestial

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