Other Word Forms of Gloom
Origin of Gloom
From Middle English *gloom, *glom, from Old English glōm (“gloaming, twilight, darkness”), from Proto-Germanic *glōmaz (“gleam, shimmer, sheen”), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰel- (“to gleam, shimmer, glow”). Cognate with Norwegian glom (“transparent membrane”).
Probably from Middle English gloumen to become dark, look glum
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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