An example of a tome is a very complex, complete physics text book.
- Obs. any volume of a work of several volumes
- a book, esp. a large, scholarly or ponderous one
Origin of tomeFrench ; from Classical Latin tomus ; from Classical Greek tomos, piece cut off, hence part of a book, volume ; from temnein, to cut: see -tomy
- cutting instrument: microtome
- section, division: dermatome
Origin of -tomeClassical Greek ; from tomon ; from tomos: see tome
- Part; area; segment: dermatome.
- Cutting instrument: microtome.
Origin of -tomeNew Latin -tomus, from Greek -tomos, a cutting, from tomos; see tome.
- One of the books in a work of several volumes.
- A book, especially a large or scholarly one.
Origin of tomeFrench, from Latin tomus, from Greek tomos, a cutting, section, from temnein, to cut; see tem- in Indo-European roots.
From French, from Latin tomus (“section of larger work"), from Ancient Greek Ï„ÏŒÎ¼Î¿Ï‚ (tomos, “section, roll of papyrus, volume"), from Ï„ÎÎ¼Î½Ï‰ (temnÅ, “I cut, separate").