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Etymology of the English word cumacean

the English word cumacean
derived from the New Latin word cuma (spring shoots of cabbage, similar; hollow sphere)
derived from the Greek word kuma, κῦμα (a billow (as bursting or toppling))
derived from the Greek word kuein, κύειν
derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *keuə-
using the Greek suffix -ean


The earliest known usage of cumacean in English dates from the 19th century.

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