Origin: OE. Skie a cloud, Icel. Sk; akin to Sw. & Dan. Sky; cf. AS. Sca, scwa, shadow, Icel. Skuggi; probably from the same root as E. Scum. See Scum, and cf. Hide skin, Obscure.
2. Hence, a shadow. "She passeth as it were a sky." (Gower)
Sky is often used adjectively or in the formation of self-explaining compounds; as, sky colour, skylight, sky-aspiring, sky-born, sky-pointing, sky-roofed, etc. Sky blue, an azure colour. Sky scraper, a skysail of a triangular form. Under open sky, out of doors. "Under open sky adored." .
(01 Mar 1998)
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