Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Latin, 17th century
Outside or beyond the physical world.
Examples of Extramundane in a sentence
"She loved to pretend she was playing with fairies and other extramundane creatures."
"Mythology from almost every culture contains extramundane stories and folklore."
Popularity Over Time
Today if you call someone “extra” it means they’re over the top and dramatic. Think the Real Housewives. The Latin origin doesn’t concern being too much; it just means outside. Paired with “mundus” for the world, extramundane means something not of this physical world.
Did you Know?
Humans have always had an interest in what lies beyond our world. As an adjective, extramundane can be used to describe anything outside the earthly world. Lightning, seasons, animal discoveries — we have many modern scientific explanations for phenomena that in the past was attributed to the supernatural.