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welkin

[wel-kin] /ˈwɛl kɪn/
noun, Chiefly Literary.
1.
the sky; the vault of heaven.
Origin of welkin
900
before 900; Middle English welken(e), Old English welcn, variant of wolcen cloud, sky; cognate with German Wolke cloud
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welkin

/ˈwɛlkɪn/
noun
1.
(archaic) the sky, heavens, or upper air
Word Origin
Old English wolcen, welcen; related to Old Frisian wolken, Old Saxon, Old High German wolcan
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Word Origin and History for welkin
n.

"sky" (poetic), Old English wolcen "cloud," from Proto-Germanic *welk- (cf. Old Saxon wolkan, Old Frisian wolken, Middle Dutch wolke, Dutch wolk, Old High German wolka, German Wolke "cloud," from PIE *welgh- "wet" (cf. Lithuanian vilgyti "to moisten," Old Church Slavonic viaga "moisture," Czech vlhky "damp").

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