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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.


welkin ‎(plural welkins)

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


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  • [1] Welkin, Michael Quinion