- The womb is defined as the place where something originates and develops.
The uterus where a fetus lives for nine months as it develops into a baby is an example of a womb.
- Obsolete the belly
- uterus (sense )
- any place or part that holds, envelops, generates, etc.: the womb of time
Origin of wombMiddle English wombe ; from Old English wamb, akin to German wamme
- See uterus.
- a. A place where something is generated.b. An encompassing, protective hollow or space.
- Obsolete The belly.
Origin of wombMiddle English, from Old English wamb.
(third-person singular simple present wombs, present participle wombing, simple past and past participle wombed)
From Middle English wombe, wambe, from Old English womb, wamb (â€œbelly, stomach; bowels; heart; womb; hollowâ€), from Proto-Germanic *wambÅ (â€œbelly, stomach, abdomenâ€), from Proto-Indo-European *wamp- (â€œmembrane (of bowels), intestines, wombâ€). Cognate with Scots wam, wame (â€œwombâ€), Dutch wam (â€œdewlap of beef; belly of a fishâ€), German Wamme, Wampe (â€œpaunch, bellyâ€), Danish vom (â€œbelly, paunch, rumenâ€), Swedish vÃ¥mb (â€œbelly, stomach, rumenâ€), Norwegian vomb (â€œbellyâ€), Icelandic vÃ¶mb (â€œbelly, abdomen, stomachâ€), Old Welsh gumbelauc (â€œwombâ€), Breton gwamm (â€œwoman, wifeâ€), Sanskrit à¤µà¤ªà¤¾ (vapÄÌ, â€œthe skin or membrane lining the intestines or parts of the viscera, the caul or omentumâ€).