empyrean em-pie-REE-un; -PEER-ee-, noun:

1. The highest heaven, in ancient belief usually thought to be a realm of pure fire or light.

2. Heaven; paradise.

3. The heavens; the sky.

Of or pertaining to the empyrean of ancient belief.

Empyrean comes from Medieval Latin empyreum, ultimately from Greek empurios, from en-, “in” + pyr, “fire.”

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