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Etymology of comb

Posted by Johannes on 25 October 2009

Origin of comb
The word comb (toothed implement for straightening the hair) comes from the old Germanic kamb, which derives from the ancient greek word gomfos (big sphenoid nail used in shipbuilding; γόμφος)

In modern Greek (Romeika)
a) gomfios:
molar, grinter (γομφίος)
b) gofos:
hip (γοφός)

Η λέξη comb (χτένα) προέρχεται από την αρχαία ελληνική λέξη γομφός (μεγάλου μεγέθους σφηνοειδές καρφί από μέταλλο ή ξύλο κατάλληλο για τη ναυπήγηση πλοίων, κάθε είδος συνδέσεως). Από την ίδια ρίζα προέρχoνται ο γομφίος και ο γοφός.

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