βόμβος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Onomatopoeic. Compare Lithuanian bim̃balas, Latvian bam̃bals, Russian бубен ‎(búben, tambourine), Albanian bumbulit, and Old Norse bumla.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

βόμβος ‎(bómbosm ‎(genitive βόμβου); second declension

  1. any deep, hollow sound, humming, buzzing, booming, rumbling

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill

Greek[edit]

Noun[edit]

βόμβος ‎(vómvosm ‎(plural βόμβοι)

  1. hornet
  2. buzzing, humming (sound)
  3. (medicine) tinnitus

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