Origin of cymeClassical Latin cyma, young cabbage sprout ; from Classical Greek kyma, something swollen, a billow, a wave, young cabbage sprout ; from kyein, to be pregnant ; from Indo-European base an unverified form eu-, to swell from source Classical Latin cavus, hollow
Origin of cymeLatin c&ymacron;ma, young cabbage sprout, from Greek kūma, anything swollen, sprout; see cyma.
From the French cime, cyme (“top”, “summit”), from the Vulgar Latin cima, from the Latin cȳma (“young sprout of a cabbage”, “spring shoots of cabbage”), from the Ancient Greek κῦμα (kūma, “anything swollen, such as a wave or billow”; “fetus”, “embryo”, “sprout of a plant”), from κύω (kuō, “I conceive”, “I become pregnant”; in the aorist “I impregnate”). For considerably more information, see cyma.
- erroneous form of senna
An error for cynne, probably resulting from the overlapping of the two ens in handwriting.