welkin

[ wel-kin ]
/ ˈwɛl kɪn /

noun Chiefly Literary.

the sky; the vault of heaven.

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Origin of welkin

before 900; Middle English welken(e), Old English welcn, variant of wolcen cloud, sky; cognate with German Wolke cloud
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welkin
/ (ˈwɛlkɪn) /

noun

archaic the sky, heavens, or upper air

Word Origin for welkin

Old English wolcen, welcen; related to Old Frisian wolken, Old Saxon, Old High German wolcan
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