celestial sphere, sphere, empyrean, firmament, heavens, vault of heaven, welkin(noun)
the apparent surface of the imaginary sphere on which celestial bodies appear to be projected
The vault of the heavens; the sky.
And God said, "Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters."
The field or sphere of an interest or activity.
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In the Ptolemaic system, the eighth geocentric sphere, which carried the fixed stars.
Origin: English from the 13th century. From firmamentum (from firmo, from firmus), literally "that which strengthens or supports". The term is coined in the Vulgata in imitation of LXX στερέωμα, which in turn translates Hebrew רקיע, strictly speaking a mistranslation, as the original Hebrew term meant "expanse", from the root רקע "to spread out", which in Syriac had acquired the meaning "to make firm or solid".
fixed foundation; established basis
the region of the air; the sky or heavens
the orb of the fixed stars; the most rmote of the celestial spheres
Origin: [L. firmamentum, fr. firmare to make firm: cf. F. firmament. See Firm, v. & a.]
The firmament is the sky, conceived as a solid dome. According to Genesis, God created the firmament to separate the "waters above" the earth from those below. The word is anglicised from Latin firmamentum, which appears in the Vulgate.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fėr′ma-ment, n. the solid sphere in which the stars were thought to be fixed: the sky.—adj. Firmament′al, pertaining to the firmament: celestial. [Fr.,—L. firmamentum—firmus, firm.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a name given to the vault of the sky conceived as a solid substance studded with stars, so applied in the Vulgate.
The numerical value of firmament in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of firmament in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
When morning silvers the dark firmament, Why shrills the bird of dawning his lament? It is to show in dawn?s bright looking-glass How of thy careless life a night is spent.
I really appreciate and find it fun to watch how he's completely rattling the mainstream Christian firmament, just look at the s**tstorm that erupted when he washed the feet of the Muslim prisoners. ... It's fascinating.
A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam that flashes across his mind from within, more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages. Yet he dismisses without notice his own thought, because it is his. In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts they come back to us with a sort of alienated majesty.
Thoughts give birth to a creative force that is neither elemental nor sidereal. Thoughts create a new heaven, a new firmament, a new source of energy, from which new arts flow. When a man undertakes to create something, he establishes a new heaven, as it were and from it the work that he desires to create flows into him. For such is the immensity of man that he is greater than heaven and earth.
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- күк көмбәҙеBashkir
- andlangur, festing, himinhvel, himinn, himinhvolfIcelandic
- 天空, 大空Japanese
- небе́сный свод, небосво́дRussian
- himlavalv, firmamentSwedish
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