From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mundane \Mun"dane\, a. [L. mundanus, fr. mundus the world, an
   implement, toilet adornments, or dress; cf. mundus, a.,
   clean, neat, Skr. ma[.n][dsdot] to adorn, dress,
   ma[.n][dsdot]a adornment. Cf. Monde, Mound in heraldry.]
   1. Of or pertaining to the world; worldly, as contrasted with
      heavenly; earthly; terrestrial; as, the mundane sphere;
      mundane concerns. -- Mun"dane*ly, adv.
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            The defilement of mundane passions.   --I. Taylor.
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   2. Commonplace; ordinary; banal.
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