Word of the day

The word for today is…

preternatural (adj) – 1. Surpassing what is normal or usual; extraordinary.
2. Transcending the natural or material order; supernatural.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : 1570s, from Medieval Latin preternaturalis (mid-13th century), from Latin phrase praeter naturam (praeterque fatum) “beyond nature (and beyond fate),” from praeter “beyond” + accusative of natura “nature”. “Preternatural is used especially to note that which might have been a work of nature, but is not”.

 


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