\ \ [14] The notion underlying cymbal is of a ‘hollow vessel’. Greek kúmbē meant ‘cup, bowl’. From it was derived kúmbalon, which passed via Latin cymbalum into Old French as cimbalmetal plate struck to make a noise’. This did not survive much beyond the 10th century (although it may have given rise before its demise to chime), but the word was reborrowed via Old French symbale in the 14th century.
\ \ Cf.CHIME

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  • Cymbal — Cym bal (s?m bal). n. [OE. cimbale, simbale, OF. cimbale, F. cymbale, L. cymbalum, fr. Gr. ky mbalon, fr. ky mbh, ky mbos, anything hollow, hollow vessel, basin, akin to Skr. kubha pot. Cf. {Chime}.] 1. A musical instrument used by the ancients.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cymbal — O.E. cimbal + O.Fr. cymbale (13c.), both from L. cymbalum, from Gk. kymbalon a cymbal, from kymbe bowl, drinking cup …   Etymology dictionary

  • cymbał — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mos IIIa, Mc. cymbałale, pot. {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} z pogardą o kimś głupim, tępym, niezaradnym; tuman, gamoń, niedołęga : {{/stl 7}}{{stl 10}}Ty cymbale! Ale z niego cymbał! Jak można być takim ostatnim cymbałem?! {{/stl… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • cymbal — [sim′bəl] n. [ME < OFr cymble & OE cymbal, both < L cymbalum < Gr kymbalon < kymbē, hollow of a vessel < IE * kumb < base * keu , bend, arch > COOMB, HUMP] a circular, slightly concave brass plate used as a percussion… …   English World dictionary

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