Odd; peculiar; otherworldly;
Being beyond what is natural.
It was preternatural to see flying turtles until we saw it was a kite.
Rabbits in the tree were preternatural and very odd to see.
Pre - ter - natural
Pre (Reminds) Pre or before
Natural (Reminds) Natural
Things are strange when they are pre-natural.
You are a sailboat captain. You yell, "Put up the sails and scuttle ahead!" How fast do you go?
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