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firmament

[ fur-muh-muhnt ]
/ ˈfɜr mə mənt /
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noun
the vault of heaven; sky.
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Origin of firmament

1250–1300; Middle English <Late Latin firmāmentum sky, Latin: support, prop, stay, equivalent to firmā(re) to strengthen, support (see firm2) + -mentum-ment

OTHER WORDS FROM firmament

fir·ma·men·tal [fur-muh-men-tl], /ˌfɜr məˈmɛn tl/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for firmament

firmament
/ (ˈfɜːməmənt) /

noun
the expanse of the sky; heavens

Derived forms of firmament

firmamental (ˌfɜːməˈmɛntəl), adjective

Word Origin for firmament

C13: from Late Latin firmāmentum sky (considered as fixed above the earth), from Latin: prop, support, from firmāre to make firm 1
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