Origin of rhomb
< Latin rhombus rhombus; compare French rhombe
- a combining form representing rhombus in compound words: rhombencephalon.
Also especially before a vowel, rhomb-.
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Rhomboid, rom′boid, n. a figure of the form of a rhomb: a quadrilateral figure having only its opposite sides and angles equal.
It consisted of five magnetic needles, ranged side by side on a horizontal line that formed the diameter of a rhomb.Great Facts
Frederick C. Bakewell
The opposite face of the rhomb, from which issue the polarized, ordinary, and extraordinary rays.The Boy's Playbook of Science
John Henry Pepper
Let this rhomb be cut along the plane b c; and the two severed surfaces, after having been polished, reunited by Canada balsam.Six Lectures on Light
B is silent when it follows m in the same syllable; as in lamb, &c. except in accumb, rhomb, and succumb.English Grammar in Familiar Lectures
- another name for rhombus
Word Origin and History for rhomb
1570s, from Middle French rhombe, from Latin rhombus (see rhombus).
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