Boom etymology


English word boom comes from Proto-Indo-European *bū-, Proto-Indo-European *bhū, and later Proto-Germanic *baumaz (Beam, balk. Tree.)

Etymology of boom

Detailed word origin of boom

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*bū- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*bhū Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*baumaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Beam, balk. Tree.
boum Old Dutch (odt)
baum Old Dutch (odt)
boom Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350) (dum) Beam, pole. Boom barrier. Tree.
bōm Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350) (dum)
boom Dutch (nl) Boom, as in a market explosion Any solid, pole-shaped, usually wooden object. Beam. Boom. Mast. Tree.
boom English (en) (electronics) The longest element of a Yagi antenna, on which the other, smaller ones are transversally mounted.. (nautical) A spar extending the foot of a sail; a spar rigged outboard from a ship's side to which boats are secured in harbour.. A floating barrier used to obstruct navigation, for military or other purposes; or used for the containment of an oil spill.. A horizontal member of a [...]

Words with the same origin as boom

Descendants of *bū-

boil boiler bullshit

Descendants of *bhū