preternaturalness

[ pree-ter-nach-er-uhl, -nach-ruhl ]SEE DEFINITION OF preternaturalness
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WORD ORIGIN

1570s, from Medieval Latin preternaturalis (mid-13c.), from Latin phrase praeter naturam (praeterque fatum) "beyond nature (and beyond fate)," from praeter "beyond" (see preterite) + accusative of natura "nature" (see natural).

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