supernatural

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin supernātūrālis, from super ‎(above) + nātūra ‎(nature; that which we are born with), from nātus ‎(born), perfect passive participle of nāscī ‎(to be born) + adjective suffix -ālis.

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supernatural ‎(comparative more supernatural, superlative most supernatural)

  1. Above nature; that which is beyond or added to nature, often so considered because it is given by a deity or some force beyond that which humans are born with. In Roman Catholic theology, sanctifying grace is considered to be a supernatural addition to human nature.
  2. Not of the usual; not natural; altered by forces that are not understood fully if at all.
    The house is haunted by supernatural forces.
  3. Neither visible nor measurable.

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supernatural ‎(plural supernaturals)

  1. (countable) A supernatural being.
  2. (uncountable) Supernatural beings and events collectively. (When used with definite article: "the supernatural".)
    • 2012, Blake Morrison, The Guardian, [1]:
      Dr Johnson defended Shakespeare's use of the supernatural from the charge of implausibility on the grounds that, "The reality of witchcraft … has in all ages and countries been credited by the common people, and in most by the learned."

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin supernātūrālis.

AdjectiveEdit

supernatural m, f ‎(plural supernaturales)

  1. supernatural

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