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See also: temporàl and temporâl

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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English temporal, from Old French temporal, from Latin temporālis, from tempus (season, time, opportunity).

AdjectiveEdit

temporal (comparative more temporal, superlative most temporal)

  1. (also grammar) Of or relating to time.
  2. Of limited time; transient; passing; not perpetual.
    • Bible, 2 Corinthians iv. 18
      The things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
  3. Of or relating to the material world, as opposed to spiritual.
    • 2011, Thomas Penn, Winter King, Penguin 2012, p. 166:
      Not long before, he had ruefully acknowledged in a letter to his pious mother that most of his appointments to the bench of bishops had been motivated by distinctly temporal impulses.
  4. Lasting a short time only.
  5. Civil or political, as distinguished from ecclesiastical.
    temporal power; temporal courts
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NounEdit

temporal (plural temporals)

  1. (chiefly in the plural) Anything temporal or secular; a temporality.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Dryden to this entry?)
    • Lowell
      He assigns supremacy to the pope in spirituals, and to the emperor in temporals.

Etymology 2Edit

From New Latin temporālis, from Latin tempora (the temples), plural of tempus (temple, head, face).

AdjectiveEdit

temporal (not comparable)

  1. of the temples of the head
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NounEdit

temporal (plural temporals)

  1. (anatomy) Either of the bones on the side of the skull, near the ears.
  2. Any of a reptile's scales on the side of the head between the parietal and supralabial scales, and behind the postocular scales.
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NounEdit

temporal m (plural temporals)

  1. storm

GalicianEdit

 
Temporal

EtymologyEdit

13th century. From Latin temporālis, from tempus (time).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

temporal m (plural temporais)

  1. (weather) storm, tempest
    Synonym: tempestade

NounEdit

temporal m (plural temporais)

  1. (anatomy) the temporal bone

AdjectiveEdit

temporal m, f (plural temporais)

  1. temporal, pertaining to time
  2. temporal, transient, as opposed to eternal
  3. temporal, pertaining to the temples of the head
  4. (grammar) of a grammatical case in Hungarian

ReferencesEdit

  • temporal” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • temporal” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • temporal” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • temporal” in Santamarina, Antón (dir.), Ernesto González Seoane, María Álvarez de la Granja: Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega (v 4.0). Santiago: ILG.
  • temporal” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.



GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /tɛmpoˈʀaːl/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aːl

AdjectiveEdit

temporal (not comparable)

  1. temporal

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin temporālis, from Latin tempus (time).

AdjectiveEdit

temporal (neuter singular temporalt, definite singular and plural temporale)

  1. temporal (related to time)
  2. temporal (related to the temples)

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PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin temporālis (temporal), from tempus (season, time, opportunity), from Proto-Indo-European *tempos (stretch).

AdjectiveEdit

temporal m, f (plural temporais, not comparable)

  1. temporal (relating to time)
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Etymology 2Edit

From tempo (weather).

NounEdit

temporal m (plural temporais)

  1. downpour; heavy rain
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Etymology 3Edit

From têmpora (temple of the head).

NounEdit

temporal m (plural temporais)

  1. temporal bone
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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin temporālis.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /tempoˈɾal/, [t̪ẽmpoˈɾal]

AdjectiveEdit

temporal (plural temporales)

  1. temporal (of or relating to time)
  2. temporary
    Synonym: temporario
  3. (anatomy) temporal (of the temples of the head)

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

NounEdit

temporal m (plural temporales)

  1. storm
    Synonyms: tempestad, vendaval

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