UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈwɛlkɪn/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(welkin)

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
wel•kin  (welkin),USA pronunciation n. [Chiefly Literary.]
  1. the sky;
    the vault of heaven.
  • bef. 900; Middle English welken(e), Old English welcn, variant of wolcen cloud, sky; cognate with German Wolke cloud

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
welkin /ˈwɛlkɪn/ n
  1. archaic the sky, heavens, or upper air
Etymology: Old English wolcen, welcen; related to Old Frisian wolken, Old Saxon, Old High German wolcan

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