See also: Bomba and bombă

English

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Spanish bomba.

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bomba (uncountable)

  1. (music) A form of traditional drumming, and an associated form of dance, from Puerto Rico.
    • 2009 January 23, “Pop and Rock Listings”, in New York Times[1]:
      This eclectic group is dedicated to preserving the Puerto Rican traditions of bomba and plena, two drum-focused (and African-derived) forms of traditional dance music.

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Catalan

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Etymology 1

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Back-formation from bombarda (bombard).

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bomba f (plural bombes)

  1. bomb
  2. pump
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Verb

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bomba

  1. inflection of bombar:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

Cebuano

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Etymology 1

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From Spanish bomba.

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bomba

  1. a bomb; an explosive
  2. the pump of a well

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bomba

  1. to bomb; to attack using one or more bombs; to bombard
  2. to pump out water
  3. to pump in air

Etymology 2

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Undetermined.

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bomba

  1. (dated) a woman with big buttocks, or thighs
  2. pornography

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bomba

  1. pornographic

Chamorro

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Spanish bomba.

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bomba

  1. bomb
  2. pump

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bomba

  1. to bomb
  2. to pump

Czech

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  • IPA(key): [ˈbomba]
  • Rhymes: -omba
  • Hyphenation: bom‧ba

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bomba f

  1. bomb (explosive)
  2. (sports) howitzer (hard shot)
    • 2013, Petr Bílek, Obsluhoval jsem zlatou generaci, Praha: XYZ, →ISBN, page 97:
      Tak, pánové, v moderním hokeji rozhodují vstřelené branky. Kdo jich dá víc, vyhrává. Tak proto musíme dát o jednu bombu k tyči víc než soupeř. Hlavně bomby k tyči a jdeme ma to.
      (please add an English translation of this quotation)
  3. (slang) smash hit
  4. (colloquial) gas cylinder

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Further reading

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  • bomba in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • bomba in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

French

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bomba

  1. third-person singular past historic of bomber

Hungarian

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Etymology

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A wanderword. Primarily via German Bombe and Italian bomba.[1]

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bomba (plural bombák)

  1. bomb (an explosive device used or intended as a weapon)
    Synonym: pokolgép

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Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative bomba bombák
accusative bombát bombákat
dative bombának bombáknak
instrumental bombával bombákkal
causal-final bombáért bombákért
translative bombává bombákká
terminative bombáig bombákig
essive-formal bombaként bombákként
essive-modal
inessive bombában bombákban
superessive bombán bombákon
adessive bombánál bombáknál
illative bombába bombákba
sublative bombára bombákra
allative bombához bombákhoz
elative bombából bombákból
delative bombáról bombákról
ablative bombától bombáktól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
bombáé bombáké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
bombáéi bombákéi
Possessive forms of bomba
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. bombám bombáim
2nd person sing. bombád bombáid
3rd person sing. bombája bombái
1st person plural bombánk bombáink
2nd person plural bombátok bombáitok
3rd person plural bombájuk bombáik

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References

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  1. ^ bomba in Zaicz, Gábor (ed.). Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete (‘Dictionary of Etymology: The origin of Hungarian words and affixes’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, →ISBN.  (See also its 2nd edition.)

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  • bomba in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (‘The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’, abbr.: ÉrtSz.). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN
  • bomba in Ittzés, Nóra (ed.). A magyar nyelv nagyszótára (‘A Comprehensive Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 2006–2031 (work in progress; published A–ez as of 2024)

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Etymology

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From Malay bomba, from Portuguese bomba. Doublet of pompa.

Noun

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bomba (first-person possessive bombaku, second-person possessive bombamu, third-person possessive bombanya)

  1. pump

Ingrian

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Russian бомба (bomba).

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bomba

  1. bomb

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Declension of bomba (type 3/koira, no gradation)
singular plural
nominative bomba bombat
genitive bomban bombiin
partitive bombaa bombia
illative bombaa bombii
inessive bombaas bombiis
elative bombast bombist
allative bomballe bombille
adessive bombaal bombiil
ablative bombalt bombilt
translative bombaks bombiks
essive bombanna, bombaan bombinna, bombiin
exessive1) bombant bombint
1) obsolete
*) the accusative corresponds with either the genitive (sg) or nominative (pl)
**) the comitative is formed by adding the suffix -ka? or -kä? to the genitive.

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  • Ruben E. Nirvi (1971) Inkeroismurteiden Sanakirja, Helsinki: Suomalais-Ugrilainen Seura, page 423

Irish

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Noun

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bomba m (genitive singular bomba, nominative plural bombaí)

  1. Alternative form of buama (bomb)

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Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bomba bhomba mbomba
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Italian

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Etymology

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From Latin bombus (a boom).

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bomba f (plural bombe)

  1. bomb

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  • French: bombe
    • Norwegian Bokmål: bombe
  • Turkish: bomba

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Lingala

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bomba

  1. to hide

Lithuanian

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bomba f

  1. bomb (device filled with explosives)
    aviacinė bombaaerial bomb
    cheminė bombachemical bomb
    laiko bombatime bomb
    vandenilio bombahydrogen bomb

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Malay

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Borrowed from Portuguese bomba.

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bomba (plural bomba-bomba, informal 1st possessive bombaku, 2nd possessive bombamu, 3rd possessive bombanya)

  1. firefighter, fire brigade
  2. pump

Maltese

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Borrowed from Italian bomba.

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bomba f (plural bombi)

  1. bomb; petard
  2. (figuratively) any big-sized round object
  3. (figuratively) unexpected news
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Northern Sami

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Norwegian bombe.

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  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈpomːpa/

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bomba

  1. bomb

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Even a-stem, mb-mbb gradation
Nominative bomba
Genitive bombba
Singular Plural
Nominative bomba bombbat
Accusative bombba bombbaid
Genitive bombba bombbaid
Illative bombii bombbaide
Locative bombbas bombbain
Comitative bombbain bombbaiguin
Essive bomban
Possessive forms
Singular Dual Plural
1st person bomban bombame bombamet
2nd person bombat bombade bombadet
3rd person bombas bombaska bombaset

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  • Koponen, Eino, Ruppel, Klaas, Aapala, Kirsti, editors (2002–2008), Álgu database: Etymological database of the Saami languages[2], Helsinki: Research Institute for the Languages of Finland

Norwegian

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bomba

  1. (figuratively, slang, of a location) As if a bombshell had gone off; extremely untidy.

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Norwegian Bokmål

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bomba m sg or f sg

  1. definite singular of bombe

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bomba

  1. simple past of bombe
  2. past participle of bombe

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bomba f sg

  1. definite singular of bombe

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bomba

  1. past of bombe

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Etymology

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Borrowed from French bombe, from Italian bomba, from Latin bombus (a boom), from Ancient Greek βόμβος (bómbos). Related to bęben.

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bomba f

  1. bomb
  2. Clipping of bomba kryptologiczna (cryptologic bomba) (an electromechanical machine used to break the German Enigma cipher)
  3. (sports) a very hard hit of a ball
  4. (school slang) a bad grade
  5. (slang) a period of sobriety after consumption of substances

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bomba

  1. (colloquial) great, cool

Further reading

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  • bomba in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • bomba in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese

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Etymology 1

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Borrowed from Italian bomba, from Latin bombus (a booming sound), from Ancient Greek βόμβος (bómbos, booming, humming, buzzing). Doublet of bombo.

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bomba f (plural bombas)

  1. bomb (explosive device)
    Synonym: explosivo
  2. pump (device for moving or compressing a liquid or gas)
  3. pump (device for dispensing liquid or gas to be sold)
  4. (South Brazil) bombilla
  5. (colloquial) bombshell (an unforeseen event with important consequences)
  6. (Brazil, slang) the bomb (a success; something excellent)
  7. (Brazil, slang, derogatory) trash (something worthless or of poor quality)
    Synonym: porcaria
  8. (Brazil, bodybuilding, slang) steroid (any anabolic hormone used to promote muscle growth or athletic performance)
    Synonym: anabolizante
  9. (Brazil, slang, soccer) strong shot
  10. (Brazil, colloquial) Ellipsis of bomba de chocolate (éclair).
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bomb
pump
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Etymology 2

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See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

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bomba

  1. inflection of bombar:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

Romanian

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Etymology

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Borrowed from French bomber.

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a bomba (third-person singular present bombează, past participle bombat) 1st conj.

  1. (intransitive or reflexive) to bulge
  2. (transitive) to cause to bulge

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  • IPA(key): /bôːmba/
  • Hyphenation: bom‧ba

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bȏmba f (Cyrillic spelling бо̑мба)

  1. bomb

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Slovak

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bomba f (genitive singular bomby, nominative plural bomby, genitive plural bômb, declension pattern of žena)

  1. bomb (explosive)

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  • bomba”, in Slovníkový portál Jazykovedného ústavu Ľ. Štúra SAV [Dictionary portal of the Ľ. Štúr Institute of Linguistics, Slovak Academy of Science] (in Slovak), https://slovnik.juls.savba.sk, 2024

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bọ̑mba f

  1. bomb

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The diacritics used in this section of the entry are non-tonal. If you are a native tonal speaker, please help by adding the tonal marks.
Feminine, a-stem
nom. sing. bómba
gen. sing. bómbe
singular dual plural
nominative
(imenovȃlnik)
bómba bómbi bómbe
genitive
(rodȋlnik)
bómbe bómb bómb
dative
(dajȃlnik)
bómbi bómbama bómbam
accusative
(tožȋlnik)
bómbo bómbi bómbe
locative
(mẹ̑stnik)
bómbi bómbah bómbah
instrumental
(orọ̑dnik)
bómbo bómbama bómbami

Spanish

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Borrowed from Latin bombus (noise).

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bomba f (plural bombas)

  1. bomb (an explosive device used or intended as a weapon)
  2. pump (a device for moving or compressing a liquid or gas)
  3. adjustable metal slide used to tune brass instruments
  4. lamp globe
  5. something unusual producing excitement
  6. something extraordinary
  7. smash hit
  8. high-hat
  9. (Andalusia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Peru, colloquial) drunkenness
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:borrachera
  10. (Latin America) firecracker
    Synonym: petardo
  11. (Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama, Venezuela) petrol station
    Synonyms: gasolinera, estación de servicio, (Chile) bencinera, (Mexico) gasolinería, (Peru) grifo

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bomba

  1. feminine singular of bombo

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Swahili

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Borrowed from Portuguese bomba.

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bomba (ma class, plural mabomba)

  1. pipe, pipeline
  2. pump

Swedish

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Etymology

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From bomb +‎ -a.

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bomba (present bombar, preterite bombade, supine bombat, imperative bomba)

  1. to bomb (attack with bombs)
  2. (slang) to bomb (cover in graffiti)
  3. (slang) to bomb (swallow a ground-up and wrapped (in for example paper) recreational drug)

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Tagalog

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Spanish bomba. Compare English bombshell.

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bomba (Baybayin spelling ᜊᜓᜋ᜔ᜊ)

  1. bomb; explosive
  2. pump (device for moving or compressing a liquid or gas)
  3. water pump; handpump
  4. (volleyball) kill
  5. air raid; bomber attack
  6. fire engine
  7. (colloquial, figurative) verbal attack; revelatory attack (usually in political speeches)
  8. (colloquial, figurative) nude scene (of a show)
  9. (colloquial, figurative) garden hose; water hose

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bomba (Baybayin spelling ᜊᜓᜋ᜔ᜊ)

  1. (colloquial, figurative) naked
  2. (colloquial, figurative, vulgar) X-rated (of a film)

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Turkish

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Italian bomba.

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bomba (definite accusative bombayı, plural bombalar)

  1. bomb (explosive device used or intended as a weapon)

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Inflection
Nominative bomba
Definite accusative bombayı
Singular Plural
Nominative bomba bombalar
Definite accusative bombayı bombaları
Dative bombaya bombalara
Locative bombada bombalarda
Ablative bombadan bombalardan
Genitive bombanın bombaların
Possessive forms
Nominative
Singular Plural
1st singular bombam bombalarım
2nd singular bomban bombaların
3rd singular bombası bombaları
1st plural bombamız bombalarımız
2nd plural bombanız bombalarınız
3rd plural bombaları bombaları
Definite accusative
Singular Plural
1st singular bombamı bombalarımı
2nd singular bombanı bombalarını
3rd singular bombasını bombalarını
1st plural bombamızı bombalarımızı
2nd plural bombanızı bombalarınızı
3rd plural bombalarını bombalarını
Dative
Singular Plural
1st singular bombama bombalarıma
2nd singular bombana bombalarına
3rd singular bombasına bombalarına
1st plural bombamıza bombalarımıza
2nd plural bombanıza bombalarınıza
3rd plural bombalarına bombalarına
Locative
Singular Plural
1st singular bombamda bombalarımda
2nd singular bombanda bombalarında
3rd singular bombasında bombalarında
1st plural bombamızda bombalarımızda
2nd plural bombanızda bombalarınızda
3rd plural bombalarında bombalarında
Ablative
Singular Plural
1st singular bombamdan bombalarımdan
2nd singular bombandan bombalarından
3rd singular bombasından bombalarından
1st plural bombamızdan bombalarımızdan
2nd plural bombanızdan bombalarınızdan
3rd plural bombalarından bombalarından
Genitive
Singular Plural
1st singular bombamın bombalarımın
2nd singular bombanın bombalarının
3rd singular bombasının bombalarının
1st plural bombamızın bombalarımızın
2nd plural bombanızın bombalarınızın
3rd plural bombalarının bombalarının