CUMB
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
CUMB
es; m. I. a hollow among hills, narrow valley, COMB; caverna inter colles, vallis angusta Andlang cumbes along the valley, Cod. Dipl. Apndx. 354; A. D. 931; Kmbl. iii. 406, 10: 489; A. D. 962; Kmbl. iii. 457, 29. In cumb, of ðam cumbe to a valley, from the valley, Cod. Dipl. Apndx. 118; A. D. 770; Kmbl. iii. 380, 5. II. a liquid measure; mensura quædam liquidorum: hence, perhaps, our dry measure COMB or COOMB = four bushels Cumb fulne líðes aloþ, and cumb fulne Welisces aloþ a comb fall of mild ale and a comb full of Welsh ale, Th. Diplm. A. D. 791-796; 40, 5: Lchdm. iii. 28, 9. [Dut. kom, f. a basin: Ger: kumpf, kump, m. I. a dry measure for corn and fruit; II. a cup, basin: M. H. Ger. kumpf a vessel, dry measure: O. H. Ger. chumph cimpus? O. Fr. combe a deep valley: Grk. κύμβος the hollow of a vessel, cup, bowl; κύμβη a basin: Wel. cwm, m. a hollow, deep valley: Sansk. kumbha, m. a pot, jug.] DER. fild-cumb.
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