skie

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See also: skié and skië

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

skie (plural skies)

  1. Obsolete spelling of sky
    • c. 1596–1599, William Shakespeare, The Second Part of Henrie the Fourth, [], quarto edition, London: [] V[alentine] S[immes] for Andrew Wise, and William Aspley, published 1600, OCLC 55178895, [Act IV, scene ii]:
      [I]f you doe not all ſhew like guilt twoo pences to mee, and I in the cleere skie of Fame, ore-ſhine you as much as the full moone doth the cindars of the element, (which ſhew like pinnes heads to her) beleeue not the worde of the noble: []
      [I]f you do not all appear like gilt twopences [i.e., counterfeit coins] next to me, and I, in the clear sky of fame, outshine you as much as the full moon outshines the cinders of the element [i.e., the stars] (which look like pinheads next to the moon), then don't believe me: []
    • 1660 November 11, John Evelyn, “[Diary entry for 1 November 1660 (Julian calendar)]”, in William Bray, editor, Memoirs, Illustrative of the Life and Writings of John Evelyn, [] , volume I, 2nd edition, London: Henry Colburn, [], published 1819, OCLC 976971842, page 327:
      I went with some of my relations to Court, to shew them his Maties cabinet and closset of rarities; [] Here I saw [] amongst the clocks, one that shew'd the rising and setting of the Sun in ye Zodiaq, the Sunn represented by a face and raies of gold, upon an azure skie, observing ye diurnal and annual motion, rising and setting behind a landscape of hills, the work of our famous Fromantel; and severall other rarities.
    • 1667, John Milton, “Book I”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: [] [Samuel Simmons], [], OCLC 228722708; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: [], London: Basil Montagu Pickering [], 1873, OCLC 230729554, lines 44-49:
      Him the Almighty Power / Hurld headlong flaming from th' Ethereal Skie / With hideous ruine and combuſtion down / To bottomleſs perdition, there to dwell / In Adamantine Chains and penal Fire, / Who durſt defie th' Omnipotent to Arms.

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French[edit]

Verb[edit]

skie

  1. first-person singular present indicative of skier
  2. third-person singular present indicative of skier
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of skier
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of skier
  5. second-person singular imperative of skier

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

skie

  1. Alternative form of sky