What does firmament really mean?

asked 2018-08-31 13:06:04 -0500

brynnoallen gravatar image

I know what the dictionary definition of the word "firmament" is, and how it is used in the bible, but what root words is it derived from? The way we use and define it now seems to be heavy laden with connotation, but I'm looking to figure out what its more literal definition would be. I understood it to be a latin word, but I am having trouble breaking it into its pieces. I have pieces that seem like they might fit, but some of them are latin, some of them seem strange, I'm not sure where to go with it. Any ideas?

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