plomb etymology

French word plomb comes from Ancient Greek μόλυβδος, and later Middle French plom (Lead.)

Detailed word origin of plomb

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
μόλυβδος Ancient Greek (grc)
plumbum Latin (lat) (New Latin) pencil. (poetic) pipe of lead. Ball of lead. Lead (metal).
plom Middle French (frm) Lead.
plomb French (fra) Fuse. Lead (metal). Sinker (fishing weight).

Words with the same origin as plomb

Descendants of μόλυβδος
plombagine plomber plombier plonger plumbago