English Words of (Unexpected) Greek Origin.

Learn easily Greek using the roots of the English words.

  • Blog Stats

    • 216,460 hits
  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 66 other followers

  • Categories

  • Recent Comments

    Dead Tito on Etymology of tree
    Terry Walsh on Etymology of gondola
    icarusunwinged on Etymology of disaster
    AeroDoe on Etymology of month, moon, mens…
    D C MacKenzie (@DCMa… on Etymology of disaster
  • Advertisements

Etymology of bomb

Posted by Johannes on 23 November 2008

Etymology of bomb

Bomb derives from the french bombe, from the latin bombus (a buzzing sound), which is a transliteration of the greek bombos (βόμβος).


From the same root.
bombard, bombardment, bombardon


In modern Greek
a) bombos (or better vomvos): buzz, drone [βόμβος]
b) bomba (or vomva): bomb [βόμβα]
c) bombardizo (or vomvardizo): bomb, shell [βομβαρδίζω]
d) bombardismos (or vomvardismos): bombing, shelling [βομβαρδισμός]
e) bombardistiko (or vomvardistiko): bomber [βομβαρδιστικό]
f) bombetes (or vomvetes): buzzer [βομβητής]


Bomb προέρχεται από το γαλλικό bombe, από το Λατινικό bombus, το οποίο αποτελεί μεταγραφή του Ελληνικού βόμβος.


βόμβος (bombos) –> bombus –> bomba (It) –> bombe (Fr) –> bomb (En)


Post 60.

In blogger: http://ewonago.blogspot.com/


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: