gombe

Contents

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unknown but possibly borrowed from a Celtic language. See gombeen from Irish gaimbín(monetary interest), from Proto-Celtic *kambos(twisted, crooked), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ḱambos, *(s)kambos(crooked). If so, cognate to Latin cambiō from cambium borrowed from Gaulish cambion, whence change and exchange.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gombe f ‎(nominative plural gomban)

  1. tribute