combe

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See also: Combe and combé

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Old English cumb, from Proto-Brythonic (compare Welsh cwm), from Proto-Celtic *kumbā.

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Noun[edit]

combe (plural combes)

  1. A valley or hollow, often wooded and with no river.
    • 1914, Saki, ‘The Cobweb’, Beasts and Superbeasts:
      its long, latticed window [...] looked out on a wild spreading view of hill and heather and wooded combe.
    • Southey
      A gradual rise the shelving combe displayed.
  2. A cirque.

Usage notes[edit]

Used, especially in South West England, in many placenames, e.g. Compton, Wycombe.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Transalpine Gaulish *cumba, from Proto-Celtic *kumbā. Compare Breton komm (river-bed), Irish com.

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Noun[edit]

combe f (plural combes)

  1. (geography) combe (valley or hollow, often wooded and with no river)

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

combe f

  1. plural of comba

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Verb[edit]

combe

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of combar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of combar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of combar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of combar.