firmament

[ fur-muh-muh nt ]SEE DEFINITION OF firmament

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But now came a cloud which swallowed every other in my firmament.

The troop of the stars was posted in the immeasurable deeps of the firmament.

In the great days, presentiments hover before me in the firmament.

In all the firmament of poetry there was no star to outshine his.

The firmament rang with laughter as the other candidates panted up.

It looks to me like the firmament at night, with all the stars a-shining.

It gave the appearance of a grating in the firmament, a small dungeon grating.

Again the tenor and chorus in a brief number describe the firmament.

I see the sky parting asunder, and the wandering stars in the firmament.

Heidi stood still every few minutes, looking up to the firmament in wonder.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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