Overscape

Published: 1st September 2021

Citation: Astronist Institution. (2021). Overscape. Available: https://www.astronism.com/astronary/astroeschatology/overscape. Last accessed [enter date e.g. 1st Sept 2021].

ˈəʊvəskeɪp

noun  Astroeschatology

a particular conception of the Overworld, especially in art, as conceived to be the abode of cosmised souls.

DERIVATIVES AND ALTERNATIVE PHRASES

Apothonian | ˈ apəʊθɒnɪən | adjective & noun
Apothonic | ˈ apəʊθɒnɪk | adjective

ORIGINS AND ETYMOLOGY

Astro-English: from Astronese, the prefix over- is used to denote that which “resides above” and so when conjoined to the suffix -scape to denote “a specific scene”, altogether means “the scene above” in order to denote a certain conception of the astronomical world as the abode of the dead.

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