Pronounced: PYOOD-n-see, noun

Notes: Not quite sure about this word

Yesterday’s word

The word bombinate means “to make a buzzing or humming noise”

First usage

Our word came into English in the late 1800s

Background / Comments

Well, I thought that the word was totally unrelated to “bomb”; it turns out that there is a slight and way-back relationship. Our word comes from New Latin bombinātus, the past participle of bombināre, supposedly related to the Latin word bombilāre (to hum or buzz). The Latin word came from a Greek word bombtliázein, a derivative of bómbos (a booming sounds). And here is the tie-in with “bomb”; the word bómbos is part of the history of the word “bomb”.

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Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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