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Unknown. Probably related to κεῖμαι (keîmai, I lie), κοιμάω (koimáō, I lay), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱumbʰ- (compare Latin incumbere (to lie down), English coomb and Old English cumb (hollow; narrow valley).




κῶμα (kôman (genitive κώματος); third declension

  1. deep sleep
  2. lethargy
  3. coma




  • κῶμα in Liddell & Scott (1940) A Greek–English Lexicon, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • κῶμα in Liddell & Scott (1889) An Intermediate Greek–English Lexicon, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • κῶμα in Autenrieth, Georg (1891) A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, New York: Harper and Brothers
  • κῶμα in Bailly, Anatole (1935) Le Grand Bailly: Dictionnaire grec-français, Paris: Hachette
  • κῶμα in Cunliffe, Richard J. (1924) A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect: Expanded Edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, published 1963
  • κῶμα in Slater, William J. (1969) Lexicon to Pindar, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter
  • Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN