heofon

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Etymology[edit]

From North Sea Germanic *hebun [ˈhe.βun]. Cognate with Old Saxon heƀan (Low German Heven). North Sea Germanic *hebun is probably related to both West Germanic *himil (Old Frisian himil, Old Saxon himil, Old Dutch himil, Old High German himil) and Proto-Germanic *himinaz (Old Norse himinn, Gothic 𐌷𐌹𐌼𐌹𐌽𐍃 (himins)), but the origins of the relationship are mysterious.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈheo̯fun/, [ˈheo̯vun]

Noun[edit]

heofon m

  1. the sky
  2. heaven

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