welkin

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English welkne, wolkne (clouds, heavens), from Old English wolcnu (clouds), plural of wolcen (cloud), from Proto-Germanic *wulkaną, *wulkō, *wulkô (cloud), from Proto-Indo-European *welg-, *welk- (wet, moist). Cognate with Dutch wolk (cloud), Dutch welken (to wither), Low German Wulke (cloud), German Wolke (cloud), German welken (to wither). More at welk.

Noun[edit]

welkin (plural welkins)

  1. (archaic) The sky, the upper air; the heavens.

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External links[edit]

  • [1] Welkin, Michael Quinion

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