Origin of tome
Examples from the Web for tomes
To be sure, “the guilt of the West is beyond anything that has been recorded in films and tomes and painting,” he said.Wole Soyinka's Nobel Nominees: The Malala Heroines||October 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The room is pitch-dark always, and it is full of tables and tomes.
Alcuins works are printed conveniently in tomes 100 and 101 of Mignes Patrologia Latina.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume I of II)|Henry Osborn Taylor
By the antiquary and the poet these tomes may be often opened.Amenities of Literature|Isaac Disraeli
Word Origin for tome
1510s, from Middle French tome, from Latin tomus "section of a book, tome," from Greek tomos "volume, section of a book," originally "section, piece cut off," from temnein "to cut," from PIE *tom-/*tem- "to cut" (cf. second element in Latin aestimare "to value, appraise," Old Church Slavonic tina "to cleave, split," Middle Irish tamnaim "I cut off," Welsh tam "morsel"). Originally "a single volume of a multi-volume work;" sense of "a large book" is attested from 1570s.