gombe

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown but possibly borrowed from a Celtic language. See gombeen from Irish gaimbín ‎(monetary interest), from Proto-Celtic *kambos ‎(twisted, crooked), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ḱambos, *(s)kambos ‎(crooked). If so, cognate to Latin cambiō from cambium borrowed from Gaulish cambion, whence change and exchange.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gombe f ‎(nominative plural gomban)

  1. tribute