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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Empyre’an.
 
According to Ptolemy, there are five heavens, the last of which is pure elemental fire and the seat of deity; this fifth heaven is called the empyrean (from the Greek en-pur, in fire). (See HEAVEN.)   1
       
“Now had the Alnighty Father from above,
From the pure empyrean where He Sits
High throned above all height, bent down his eye.”
       
Milton: Paradise Lost, iii. 56–58.
   And again, book vi. 833:   2
       
“The steadfast empyran shook without.”
 


 Empty Chance.En Evidence (French). 

 
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