himinn

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse himinn, from Proto-Germanic *himinaz (clous cover, sky).

Noun[edit]

himinn m (genitive singular himins, nominative plural himnar)

  1. a sky, the heavens syn.
    Við lágum undir berum himni.
    We lay under the open sky.
  2. (in the plural) heaven, paradise syn.

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Old Norse[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (12th century Icelandic) IPA(key): /ˈhiminː/

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *himinaz (cloud cover, sky). Cognate with Old English heofon, Old Saxon hevan, Gothic 𐌷𐌹𐌼𐌹𐌽𐍃 (himins). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ḱemen-, *ḱemer- (stone, cloud, sky).

Noun[edit]

himinn m (genitive himins, plural himnar)

  1. the heavens, sky
    • Jóns saga 33, in 1858, J. Sigurðsson, G. Vigfússon, Biskupa sögur, Volume I. Copenhagen, page 245:
      [] var svá skirt veðr ok hreint, at hvergi sá ský á himni []
      [] the weather was so clear and bright that there were no clouds in the sky []
  2. (Christianity, especially in the plural) the heaven, paradise
    • Þorláks saga 6, in 1858, J. Sigurðsson, G. Vigfússon, Biskupa sögur, Volume I. Copenhagen, page 95:
      [] dýrki þér föður yðarn, þann er á himnum er.
      [] worshipped thy Father, who is in heaven.

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References[edit]

  • himinn in An Icelandic-English Dictionary, R. Cleasby and G. Vigfússon, Clarendon Press, 1874, at Internet Archive.
  • himinn in A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, G. T. Zoëga, Clarendon Press, 1910, at Internet Archive.