adjective /tɛˈriːn/
pertaining to the earth; earthly, terrestrial, worldly as opposed to heavenly

, 1922: Arius, warring his life long upon the consubstantiality of the Son with the Father, and Valentine, spurning Christ’s terrene body, and the subtle African heresiarch Sabellius who held that the Father was Himself His own Son. — James Joyce, Ulysses

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