bomb etymology

English word bomb comes from Ancient Greek (to 1453) βόμβος, Ancient Greek (to 1453) όμβος, Dutch bombe, and later Latin bombus (A buzz or humming sound.)

Detailed word origin of bomb

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
βόμβος Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
όμβος Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc)
bombe Dutch (nld)
bombus Latin (lat) A buzz or humming sound.
bomba Italian (ita) Bomb.
bombe French (fra) (colloquial) a hottie, a bombshell. Aerosol (either the substance or the container). Bomb (a device filled with explosives). Bombe glacée, a frozen dessert consisting of two or more different kinds of ice cream, often with a light, frothy center made of eggs and sugar, frozen in a melon-shaped mold. Globular glass vessel; demijohn, carboy.
bombe cyclonique French (fra) A bomb cyclone.
bomb English (eng) (informal) To add an excessive amount of chlorine to a pool when it has not been maintained properly.. (informal) To jump into water in a squatting position, with the arms wrapped around the legs.. (intransitive, slang) To fail dismally.. (obsolete) To sound; to boom; to make a humming or buzzing sound.. (slang) To cover an area in many graffiti tags.. (transitive, intransitive) To attack [...]

Words with the same origin as bomb

Descendants of βόμβος
bomber bombshell