See also: Combe and combé

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English coumbe, cumbe, from Old English cumb, from Proto-Brythonic (compare Welsh cwm), from Proto-Celtic *kumbā. Doublet of cwm.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

combe (plural combes)

  1. A valley, often wooded and often with no river
    • 1914, Saki, ‘The Cobweb’, Beasts and Superbeasts:
      its long, latticed window [...] looked out on a wild spreading view of hill and heather and wooded combe.
    • 1805, Robert Southey, Madoc
      gradual rise the shelving combe displayed.
  2. A cirque.

Usage notesEdit

Used, especially in South West England, in many placenames, e.g. Compton, Wycombe.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Transalpine Gaulish *cumba, from Proto-Celtic *kumbā. Compare Breton komm (river-bed), Irish com, Welsh cwm.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

combe f (plural combes)

  1. (geography) combe (valley or hollow, often wooded and with no river)

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ItalianEdit

NounEdit

combe f

  1. plural of comba

Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

combe

  1. Alternative form of comb

SpanishEdit

VerbEdit

combe

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of combar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of combar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of combar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of combar.