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e·ter·nal

 (ĭ-tûr′nəl)
adj.
1. Being without beginning or end: belief in an eternal creator.
2.
a. Continuing without interruption; perpetual: earned my eternal gratitude. See Synonyms at continual.
b. Seemingly endless; interminable: eternal waiting at the airport.
n.
1. Something timeless, uninterrupted, or endless: "Shall we speak of universals and eternals?" (Cynthia Ozick).
2. Eternal God. Used with the.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin aeternālis, from Latin aeternus; see aiw- in Indo-European roots.]

e′ter·nal′i·ty (ē′tər-năl′ĭ-tē), e·ter′nal·ness n.
e·ter′nal·ly adv.

eternal

(ɪˈtɜːnəl)
adj
1.
a. without beginning or end; lasting for ever: eternal life.
b. (as noun): the eternal.
2. (Theology) (often capital) denoting or relating to that which is without beginning and end, regarded as an attribute of God
3. unchanged by time, esp being true or valid for all time; immutable: eternal truths.
4. seemingly unceasing; occurring again and again: eternal bickering.
[C14: from Late Latin aeternālis, from Latin aeternus; related to Latin aevum age]
ˌeterˈnality, eˈternalness n
eˈternally adv

e•ter•nal

(ɪˈtɜr nl)

adj.
1. without beginning or end; lasting forever; always existing: eternal life.
2. perpetual; ceaseless; endless: eternal chatter.
3. enduring; immutable: eternal principles.
4. existing outside all relations of time; not subject to change.
n.
5. something eternal.
6. the Eternal, God.
[1350–1400; < Late Latin aeternālis (see eterne)]
e•ter•nal•i•ty (ˌi tɜrˈnæl ɪ ti) e•ter′nal•ness, n.
e•ter′nal•ly, adv.
syn: eternal, endless, everlasting, perpetual imply lasting or going on without ceasing. That which is eternal is, by its nature, without beginning or end: God, the eternal Father. That which is endless never stops but goes on continuously as if in a circle: an endless succession of years. That which is everlasting will endure through all future time: a promise of everlasting life. perpetual implies continuous renewal far into the future: perpetual strife between nations.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.eternal - continuing forever or indefinitelyeternal - continuing forever or indefinitely; "the ageless themes of love and revenge"; "eternal truths"; "life everlasting"; "hell's perpetual fires"; "the unending bliss of heaven"
lasting, permanent - continuing or enduring without marked change in status or condition or place; "permanent secretary to the president"; "permanent address"; "literature of permanent value"
2.eternal - tiresomely long; seemingly without end; "endless debates"; "an endless conversation"; "the wait seemed eternal"; "eternal quarreling"; "an interminable sermon"
long - primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified; "a long life"; "a long boring speech"; "a long time"; "a long friendship"; "a long game"; "long ago"; "an hour long"

eternal

eternal

adjective
Translations
خالِدخالِد، أبَديلا تتَوَقَّف، دائِمَه
věčný
evigevindelig
ikuinenpäättymätön
vječan
eilífur
永遠の
영원한
amžinaiamžinybė
mūžīgsnepārtrauktspastāvīgs
večen
evig
ที่อยู่ชั่วนิรันดร์
sonsuzbitmez tükenmezezelî ve ebedî
vĩnh viễn

eternal

[ɪˈtɜːnl]
A. ADJ
1. (= everlasting) [life, bliss] → eterno
2. (pej) (= incessant) → constante
in the background was that eternal humse oía aquel constante zumbido de fondo
can't you stop this eternal quarrelling?¿no podéis dejar de pelearos constantemente?
B. CPD the eternal triangle Nel triángulo amoroso

eternal

[ɪˈtɜːrnəl] adj
(= everlasting) [youth, life] → éternel(le)
(= basic) [truth, principle] → fondamental(e)

eternal

adj
(= everlasting, immutable)ewig; the Eternal Citydie Ewige Stadt; the eternal triangledas Dreiecksverhältnis
(= incessant)endlos, ewig (inf); can’t you stop this eternal quarrelling?könnt ihr nicht mit der ewigen Streiterei aufhören? (inf)
n the Eternal (Rel) → das Ewige; (= God)der Ewige

eternal

[ɪˈtɜːnl] adjeterno/a (pej) (complaints) → continuo/a
the eternal triangle → il classico triangolo

eternal

(iˈtəːnl) adjective
1. without end; lasting for ever; unchanging. God is eternal; eternal life.
2. never ceasing. I am tired of your eternal complaints.
eˈternally adverb
eˈternity noun
1. time without end.
2. a seemingly endless time. He waited for an eternity.
3. the state or time after death.

eternal

خالِد věčný evig ewig αιώνιος eterno ikuinen éternel vječan eterno 永遠の 영원한 eeuwig evig wieczny eterno вечный evig ที่อยู่ชั่วนิรันดร์ sonsuz vĩnh viễn 永恒的

eternal

a. eterno-a, inmortal, permanente.
References in classic literature ?
And they all struggled and suffered and tormented one another and injured their souls, their eternal souls, for the attainment of benefits which endure but for an instant.
And chiefly Thou O Spirit, that dost prefer Before all Temples th' upright heart and pure, Instruct me, for Thou know'st; Thou from the first Wast present, and with mighty wings outspread Dove-like satst brooding on the vast Abyss And mad'st it pregnant: What in me is dark Illumine, what is low raise and support; That to the highth of this great Argument I may assert th' Eternal Providence, And justifie the wayes of God to men.
The former measured all actions by the unalterable rule of right, and the eternal fitness of things; the latter decided all matters by authority; but in doing this, he always used the scriptures and their commentators, as the lawyer doth his Coke upon Lyttleton, where the comment is of equal authority with the text.
Young man," I cried in my heart, "what shall I do to inherit Eternal Youth?
And all my days are trances, And all my nightly dreams Are where thy dark eye glances, And where thy footstep gleams -- In what ethereal dances, By what eternal streams.
Since we parted yesterday, I have received from indisputable authority such a history of you as must bring the most mortifying conviction of the imposition I have been under, and the absolute necessity of an immediate and eternal separation from you.
SOME Holy Missionaries in China having been deprived of life by the Bigoted Heathens, the Christian Press made a note of it, and was greatly pained to point out the contrast between the Bigoted Heathens and the law-abiding countrymen of the Holy Missionaries who had wickedly been sent to eternal bliss.
She justifies her action, asserting that she was bound to obey the eternal laws of right and wrong in spite of any human ordinance.
Freighted with eternal principles Athwart the night's void, Where cloud masses darken, And the wind blows ceaseless around, Beyond the range of conceptions Let us gain the Centre, And there hold fast without violence, Fed from an inexhaustible supply.
God is a spirit, infinite, eternal and unchangeable, in His being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth,'" responded Anne promptly and glibly.
Inasmuch as philosophers only are able to grasp the eternal and unchangeable, and those who wander in the region of the many and variable are not philosophers, I must ask you which of the two classes should be the rulers of our State?
An eternal, inexorable lapse of moments is ever hurrying the day of the evil to an eternal night, and the night of the just to an eternal day.