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From Old French eternal, from Late Latin aeternalis, from Latin aeternus (eternal), from aevum (age).

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eternal (not comparable)

  1. Lasting forever; unending.
    • John Locke
      to know whether there were any real being, whose duration has been eternal
    • Dryden
      Fires eternal in thy temple shine.
    • 2012 May 27, Nathan Rabin, “TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “New Kid On The Block” (season 4, episode 8; originally aired 11/12/1992)”, in The Onion AV Club[1]:
      In a bid to understand the eternal mystery that is woman, Bart goes to the least qualified possible source for advice and counsel: his father, who remarkably seems to have made it to his mid-30s without quite figuring out much of anything.
  2. (philosophy) existing outside time; as opposed to sempiternal, existing within time but everlastingly
  3. (dated) Exceedingly great or bad; used as an intensifier.
    some eternal villain

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eternal (masculine and feminine plural eternals)

  1. eternal

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eternal (plural eternales)

  1. eternal

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