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Etymology of bomb

Posted by Johannes on 23 November 2008

Etymology of bomb

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

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From the same root.
bombard, bombardment, bombardon

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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]

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

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

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