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Source: Cleasby/Vigfusson, page b0756, entry 31
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ÞÖMB, f., gen. þambar, [cp. þamba, þembi-; akin to þenja(?); cp. Lat. tum-or, tum-idus] :-- the womb, guts, but with the notion of being blown-up; ok aum í vömb varð heldr til þörnb, Bjarn. (in a verse), where þömb seems to be a noun, not an adjective. 2. metaph. a bow-string, being made of guts, like harp-strings; hence þambar-skelfir or -skelmir, the 'string-shaker,' the soubriquet of the famous archer Einar, Fms.; Þambar-vellir, -dalr, local names, Korm. II. a nickname; Jósteinn þömb, Fms. ix. 260; Þórir Þömb, Grett.

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