English Sky

I found a fun fact today about the English word “sky” (French: ciel).

 

It comes from the Old Norse word “sky” which means “cloud” (French: nuage) which explains a lot about the British climate!

 

The modern Norwegian word for “cloud” is “sky”, and the word for “sky” in Norwegian is “himmel”.

 

The etymological history of the word begins in English in about 1200AD when it meant “in the region of the clouds “and changing to mean “high region of the air” by about 1300AD at which time it was synonymous with “heaven”.

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