Origin of firmament
Examples from the Web for firmament
Contemporary Examples of firmament
The reader leaves with a better sense of the firmament and frontline fights occurring in the current independent movement.Political Independents: The Future of Politics?
September 23, 2012
But his disappearance from the Washington firmament does not mean that the work he used to do is being left undone.David’s Book Club: ‘Capitol Punishment’
March 23, 2012
Historical Examples of firmament
The star of his genius mounted, without a cloud to obscure it, in the firmament of the Church.The Lives of the Saints, Volume III (of 16): March
The firmament possesses but one sun, and the land of Irk but one king.The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan
The sky was brilliant with stars, as if the firmament were strewn with silver dust.Captain Canot
It looks to me like the firmament at night, with all the stars a-shining.The Long Roll
That Auntie Jan loved them both with her whole heart was now one of the fixed stars in Tony's firmament of beliefs.Jan and Her Job
L. Allen Harker
Word Origin for firmament
mid-13c., from Latin firmamentum "firmament," literally "a support or strengthening," from firmus "firm" (see firm (adj.)), used in Vulgate to translate Greek stereoma "firm or solid structure," which translated Hebrew raqia, a word used of both the vault of the sky and the floor of the earth in the Old Testament, probably literally "expanse," from raqa "to spread out," but in Syriac meaning "to make firm or solid," hence the erroneous translation.