pomp

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English, from Old French pompe, from Latin pompa (pomp), from Ancient Greek πομπή (pompē, a sending, a solemn procession, pomp), from πέμπω (pempō, I send).

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pomp (countable and uncountable, plural pomps)

  1. Show of magnificence; parade; display; power.
    • 1698. "A person of quality" [Pierre Nicole]. Moral Essayes, Contain'd in Several Treatises on Many Important Duties. Vol I, p95.
      "'Tis a gross visible errour, which Tertullian teaches in his Book of Idolatry cap. 18. That all the marks of Dignity and Power, and all the ornaments annexed to Office, are forbid Christians, and that Jesus Christ hath plac'd all these things amongst the pomps of the Devil, since he himself appeared in a condition so far from all pomp and splendour."
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses, Episode 12, The Cyclops
      The deafening claps of thunder and the dazzling flashes of lightning which lit up the ghastly scene testified that the artillery of heaven had lent its supernatural pomp to the already gruesome spectacle.
  2. A procession distinguished by ostentation and splendor; a pageant.
    • Addison
      all the pomps of a Roman triumph

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pomp (third-person singular simple present pomps, present participle pomping, simple past and past participle pomped)

  1. (obsolete) To make a pompous display; to conduct.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Ben Jonson to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Pomp.

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  • IPA(key): /pɔmp/, [pʰʌmˀb̥]

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pomp c (singular definite pompen, not used in plural form)

  1. pomp (show of magnificence)

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Dutch[edit]

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pomp f (plural pompen, diminutive pompje n)

  1. pump (device for moving liquid or gas)

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably a loan word from the Danish pomp, from the French pompe, from the Latin pompa (display, parade, procession), from Ancient Greek πομπή (pompē, a sending).

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pomp n (genitive singular pomps)

  1. ceremony, pomp

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