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Old English[edit]


From Proto-Germanic *kumbaz; liken Dutch kom ‎(bowl, basin), Welsh cwm ‎(a hollow valley), Sanskrit कुम्भ ‎(kumbha, a pot, jug)


cumb m

  1. a hollow, narrow valley, coomb
    In cumb, of ðam cumbe — in a valley, of the valley
  2. a measure of volume (uncertain for liquid but dry is said to be 4 bushels)
    Cumb fulne líðes aloþ, and cumb fulne Welisces aloþ — a coomb fall of mild ale and a coomb full of Welsh ale

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