or comb, coomb, coombe
Origin of combe
Definition for coombe (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for coombe
"Please sit down, Nurse," Coombe spoke hastily and placed a chair as he spoke.
Six weeks later Coombe was driven again up the climbing road to Darreuch.
He next called upon parson Richards, at Coombe, in Tinney, where he got a shilling and a shift.
Up in the Coombe with chummies and streetwalkers and then the rest of the year sober as a judge.Ulysses|James Joyce
"Which was what we were obliged to do ourselves, by the way," Coombe threw in as a contribution.
British Dictionary definitions for coombe (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for coombe (2 of 2)
combe, coombe or comb
Word Origin for coomb
Word Origin and History for coombe
also combe, "deep hollow or valley, especially on flank of a hill," mainly surviving in place names, from Old English cumb, probably a British word, from Celtic base *kumbos (cf. Welsh cwm in same sense). Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-Names says, "This is usually taken to be a Celtic loan ... but there was also OE cumb 'vessel, cup, bowl,'" which was "probably used in a transferred topographical sense reinforced in western districts by cwm."