βόμβος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Onomatopoeic. Compare Lithuanian bim̃balas, Latvian bam̃bals, Russian бубен (búben, tambourine), Albanian bubullimë, 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]

Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: βόμβος (vómvos)
  • Latin: bombus (see there for further descendants)

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Greek[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek βόμβος (bómbos).

Noun[edit]

βόμβος (vómvosm (plural βόμβοι)

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

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