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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: Latin aeternus 'eternal'

eternal

adjective
     
e‧ter‧nal
1 continuing for ever and having no end:
the Christian promise of eternal life
She's an eternal optimist (=she always expects that good things will happen).
2 seeming to continue for ever, especially because of being boring or annoying [= never-ending]:
the eternal arguments between mother and son
3

eternal truths

principles that are always true

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