comba

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See also: Comba and combá

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese combo (bent, curved) (13th century, Cantigas de Santa Maria). Ultimately from Proto-Celtic *kumbā (compare Welsh cwm and Irish com).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

comba f (plural combas)

  1. curve, bend
  2. skipping rope

Related terms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

comba

  1. curved, bent (feminine singular of combo)

Derived terms[edit]

  • Cabanacomba (literally curved cabin), a hamlet name

References[edit]

  • combo” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • conba” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • comba” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • comba” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Transalpine Gaulish *cumba.

Noun[edit]

comba f (plural combe)

  1. coombe, combe (valley)

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

comba f (plural combas)

  1. (geography) combe; coombe (deep, narrow valley)

Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin gamba (hoof) (compare Italian gamba), from Ancient Greek καμπή (kampḗ, bend).

Noun[edit]

comba f (plural combas)

  1. (Sursilvan, anatomy) leg

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

comba f (plural combas)

  1. rope
  2. (Spain, exercise) jump rope

Verb[edit]

comba

  1. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of combar.
  2. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of combar.