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
- 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.
- Part; area; segment: dermatome.
- Cutting instrument: microtome.
Origin of -tomeNew Latin -tomus from Greek -tomos a cutting from tomos ; see tome .
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").