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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: Latin caelestis, from caelum 'sky'

celestial

adjective
     
Related topics: Astronomy
ce‧les‧ti‧al [usually before noun]
1HA relating to the sky or heaven
celestial bodies (=the sun, moon, stars etc)
2 literary very beautiful

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