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atemporal (adj) – Independent of time; timeless.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology :
The first syllable of the English adjective atemporal ?not subject to time, timeless? is formed from an, a-, the Greek prefix of negation, absence, or privation (called in the grammar books the ?alpha privative?). The Greek forms derive from a reduced form of Proto-Indo-European ne ?not,? the same source as Sanskrit an-, a- (the identity of the Greek and Sanskrit forms is one of the features linking Greek and Sanskrit), the Germanic (English) prefix un- and Latin in- (and its assimilated forms il-, im-, ir-). Atemporal entered English in the 19th century.

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