- the sky; the vault of heaven.
Origin of welkin
Related Words for welkinfirmament, heaven, blast, whiff, sky, waft, breath, breeze, draft, puff, wind, ozone, zephyr, ventilation, stratosphere, troposphere, heavens
Examples from the Web for welkin
Historical Examples of welkin
I really had the facts from Welkin, who had them from his wife.Quaint Courtships
All right, then; that letter I wrote is a shirt, and the welkin's the ruffle on it.Tom Sawyer Abroad
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
I wish you and mother could have seen the view on the top of Welkin Beacon.Follow My leader
Talbot Baines Reed
"It's the writing of that fellow Welkin," said Smythe gruffly.
First, there was the fact that this Welkin went for long walks.
- archaic the sky, heavens, or upper air
Word Origin for welkin
"sky" (poetic), Old English wolcen "cloud," from Proto-Germanic *welk- (cf. Old Saxon wolkan, Old Frisian wolken, Middle Dutch wolke, Dutch wolk, Old High German wolka, German Wolke "cloud," from PIE *welgh- "wet" (cf. Lithuanian vilgyti "to moisten," Old Church Slavonic viaga "moisture," Czech vlhky "damp").