noun, plural rhom·bus·es, rhom·bi [rom-bahy] /ˈrɒm baɪ/.
- rhomboid fossa,
- rhomboid ligament,
- rhomboidal sinus,
- rhonchal fremitus,
Origin of rhombus
noun plural -buses or -bi (-baɪ)
Word Origin for rhombus
1560s, from Late Latin rhombus, from Greek rhombos "rhombus, rhomb, lozenge; spinning top, maghic wheel used by sorcerers; a spinning motion," from rhembesthai "to spin, whirl," from PIE *wrembh-, from *werbh- "to turn, twist, bend" (cf. Old English weorpan "to throw away"), from root *wer- (3) "to turn, bend" (see versus).