From Proto-Germanic *himilaz, via Old Frisian *himul
(Weddish) IPA: /ˈhɪ.ml̩/, /ˈhɪ.məl/
הִמֶל (himěl) - masculine animate
- the sky, the atmosphere
- The part of the sky which can be seen from a specific place or at a specific time.
- The atmosphere above a given point, especially as visible from the ground during the day.
For the expansive idea, akin to older English usage of the "heavens", see שמים.