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imbe

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *imbijaz, perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *a(m)pi-. Cognate with Middle Dutch imme (Dutch imme) and Old High German imbi (German Imme). The proposed Indo-European root is also the source of Ancient Greek εμπίς (empís), Latin apis.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

imbe n

  1. swarm of bees

Usage notesEdit

Only attested in late form ymbe.