- firmament (n.)
- mid-13c., from Old French firmament or directly from Latin firmamentum "firmament," literally "a support, a strengthening," from firmus "strong, steadfast, enduring" (see firm (adj.)). Used in Late Latin in the Vulgate to translate Greek stereoma "firm or solid structure," which translated Hebrew raqia, a word used of both the vault of the sky and the floor of the earth in the Old Testament, probably literally "expanse," from raqa "to spread out," but in Syriac meaning "to make firm or solid," hence the erroneous translation. Related: Firmamental.
- 1. He was rich, and a rising star in the political firmament.
- 2. There are no stars in the firmament.
- 3. a rising star in the literary firmament
- 4. Everything Aleck touched turned to fairy gold, and heaped itself glittering toward the firmament.
- 随便什么东西,艾莱柯都能点石成金, 金光闪闪的财富越堆越高,直逼天穹.
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- 5. The smallest pond at night mirrors the firmament above.
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