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Etymology of the English word zenith

the English word zenith
derived from the Old French word cenith
derived from the Medieval Latin word cenith
derived from the Old Spanish word zenit
derived from the Arabic word samt (road)
derived from the Arabic word samt ar-ra's
derived from the New Latin word semita (path)
derived from the Greek word Sem, Σήμ (Sem (Shem), a patriarch)
derived from the Hebrew word shem
derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *mei-

Date

The earliest known usage of zenith in English dates from the 17th century.

Derivations in English

zenithal

Cognates

Dutch zenit, French zénith, German Zenit, Italian zenit, Lithuanian zenitas, Norwegian senit, Russian зeнит, Swedish zenit

Usage

Word found in Modern English



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