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Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From ῥέμβω (rhémbō, I turn).

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NounEdit

ῥόμβος (rhómbosm (genitive ῥόμβου); second declension

  1. (religion) bullroarer, an instrument whirled on the end of a string
  2. anything which may be turned or spun
  3. top (toy)
  4. magical wheel used by magicians
  5. (music) type of tambourine
  6. penis
  7. a spinning motion
  8. (geometry) rhombus
    • 350 BCE – 250 BCE, Euclid, Elements 1:
      ῥόμβος δέ, ὃ ἰσόπλευρον μέν, οὐκ ὀρθογώνιον δέ
      rhómbos dé, hò isópleuron mén, ouk orthogṓnion dé
      a rhombus is that which is equilateral but not right-angled
  9. type of fish including the turbot and brill
  10. (medicine) a surgeon's bandage

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