Definitions for firmamentˈfɜr mə mənt
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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.
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.
Translations for firmament
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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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