sublunar


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sub·lu·na·ry

 (sŭb-lo͞o′nə-rē, sŭb′lo͞o-nĕr′ē) also sub·lu·nar (-lo͞o′nər)
adj.
1. Situated beneath the moon.
2. Of this world; earthly.

[Late Latin sublūnāris : Latin sub-, sub- + Latin lūna, moon; see leuk- in Indo-European roots.]
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Adj.1.sublunar - situated between the earth and the moon
2.sublunar - of this earth; "transcendental motives for sublunary actions"; "fleeting sublunary pleasures"; "the nearest to an angelic being that treads this terrestrial ball"
earthly - of or belonging to or characteristic of this earth as distinguished from heaven; "earthly beings"; "believed that our earthly life is all that matters"; "earthly love"; "our earthly home"
References in classic literature ?
Now had night measur'd with her shaddowie Cone Half way up Hill this vast Sublunar Vault, And from thir Ivorie Port the Cherubim Forth issuing at th' accustomd hour stood armd To thir night watches in warlike Parade, When GABRIEL to his next in power thus spake.
Esto se pone de manifiesto en la filosofia de Aristoteles que, sin negar la existencia de las ideas postuladas por su maestro Platon, niega que ejerzan influencia alguna sobre las cosas del mundo sublunar, por lo que para dar cuenta de lo que en ese mundo acontece no es necesario recurrir a ellas, sino a la observacion de los fenomenos y al trabajo del concepto.
Pleasure is not a perfection of eternal being but part of the hurly-burly of the corruptible sublunar world.
With this, he has put together the motions of the sublunar with the superlunar and those with a being that is pure enactment, without embodiment and without motion.
No, all of me will not die--my soul in sacred lyre Will out live my dust and elude decay-- And I will be honored, as long as in the sublunar world At least one poet is alive.
Dessa forma, era utilizado tanto para descrever os eventos celestes quanto para os acontecimentos da vida sublunar e humana.
O mundo sublunar e dominado por uma contingencia residual que, segundo Aubenque, "nao e a ausencia de lei, mas a distancia--infima se se quiser, mas impossivel de suprimir totalmente--que separa a lei, que e geral, de sua realizacao no particular".
Em outras palavras, participacao no divino em sentido estrito existe apenas na vida do ente animado singular que emula a vida divina; unico ente sublunar dotado de alma racional, o homem se distingue dos demais entes animados por ser capaz de exercer uma atividade que pertence de pleno direito a divindade (13).