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[ih-tur-nl] /ɪˈtɜr nl/

without beginning or end; lasting forever; always existing (opposed to ):
eternal life.
perpetual; ceaseless; endless:
eternal quarreling; eternal chatter.
enduring; immutable:
eternal principles.
Metaphysics. existing outside all relations of time; not subject to change.
something that is eternal.
the Eternal, .

(often capital) denoting or relating to that which is without beginning and end, regarded as an attribute of God
unchanged by time, esp being true or valid for all time; immutable: eternal truths
seemingly unceasing; occurring again and again: eternal bickering

late 14c., from Old French eternel or directly from Late Latin aeternalis, from Latin aeternus “of an age, lasting, enduring, permanent, endless,” contraction of aeviternus “of great age,” from aevum “age” (see eon). Related: Eternally.


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