tome

[ tohm ]
/ toʊm /

noun

a book, especially a very heavy, large, or learned book.
a volume forming a part of a larger work.

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Origin of tome

1510–20; < French < Latin tomus < Greek tómos slice, piece, roll of paper, book, akin to témnein to cut
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British Dictionary definitions for tomes

tome
/ (təʊm) /

noun

a large weighty book
one of the several volumes of a work

Word Origin for tome

C16: from French, from Latin tomus section of larger work, from Greek tomos a slice, from temnein to cut; related to Latin tondēre to shear
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