Other Word Forms of Zenith
Origin of Zenith
From Middle English senith, from cinit, from Old French cenit and/or Latin cenit, a transliteration of Arabic سمت (samt, “direction, path") which is in itself a weak abbreviation of سمت الرأس (samt ar-ra's, “direction of the head").
Middle English senith from Old French cenith from Medieval Latin from Arabic samt (ar-ra’s) path (over the head) from Latin sēmita path mei-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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