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First published 2001 (DOST Vol. X).
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Superne, adj. [e.m.E. superne (1508), OF superne (1160 in Greimas), f. as Supernal adj.]

1. = Supernal adj. 1. Also (once), of pagan deities. a1500 Henr. Prayer 65.
Superne lucerne guberne this pestilens
a1508 Kennedy Pass. Christ 1382.
Throw dispen[s]acioun [of] the God superne Vnfaithfull men his corps now hes in cure
c1500-c1512 Dunb. (STS) lxxxv 1.
Haile, sterne superne! Haile, in eterne
15.. Clar. v 75.
The dreame of Paris of the goddis superne, The bewtie of thame how he did decerne
a1568 Bann. MS 22b/1.
Cum haly spreit moist superne
a1568 Bann. MS 32a/75.
Hale prince superne haill hevinly empriore

2. = Supernal adj. 3. a1568 Bann. MS 92a/3.
Ane potent prince of superne excellence

3. Heavenly, celestial. 15.. Dunb. App. xi 30.
The Sterne of glory is rissyn ws to gyd, … Abone Phebus, the radius lamp divrn, To the superne eternall regioun

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