κόμπος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably onomatopoeic. Confront βόμβος (bómbos, humming, buzzing), κόναβος (kónabos, din, clash) and κόμβα (kómba, shearwater).

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Noun[edit]

κόμπος (kómposm (genitive κόμπου); second declension

  1. din, clash, racket
  2. (figuratively) boast, vaunt, bragging
  3. praise (rarely in good sense)

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek κόμβος (kómbos).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkom.bos/
  • Hyphenation: κό‧μπος

Noun[edit]

κόμπος (kómposm (plural κόμποι)

  1. knot, looping of a piece of string
    Δένει κόμπο.
    Dénei kómpo.
    He ties a knot.
  2. node of plant stem

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  • Not to be confused with nautical speed: κόμβος m (kómvos, knot).

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