Kemb
Kemb \Kemb\ (k[e^]m), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Kembed} (k[e^]md) or {Kempt} (k[e^]mt; 215); p. pr. & vb. n. {Kembing}.] [OE. kemben, AS. cemban, fr. camb comb.] To comb. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

His longe hair was kembed behind his back. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]


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  • kemb- — *kemb germ., Verb: Verweis: s. *kem s. kem ; …   Germanisches Wörterbuch

  • kemb — I. ˈkem transitive verb (kembed md ; or kempt m(p)t ; kembed or kempt ; kembing ; kembs) Etymology: Middle English kemben, from Old English cemb …   Useful english dictionary

  • (s)kamb- and (s)kemb- —     (s)kamb and (s)kemb     English meaning: to curve, bend     Deutsche Übersetzung: “krũmmen, biegen”     Note: Root (s)kamb and (s)kemb : “to curve, bend” derived from Root kam p : “to bend”.     Material: Gk. σκαμβός “crooked, bowlegged”;… …   Proto-Indo-European etymological dictionary

  • Kembed — Kemb Kemb (k[e^]m), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Kembed} (k[e^]md) or {Kempt} (k[e^]mt; 215); p. pr. & vb. n. {Kembing}.] [OE. kemben, AS. cemban, fr. camb comb.] To comb. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] His longe hair was kembed behind his back. Chaucer. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Kembing — Kemb Kemb (k[e^]m), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Kembed} (k[e^]md) or {Kempt} (k[e^]mt; 215); p. pr. & vb. n. {Kembing}.] [OE. kemben, AS. cemban, fr. camb comb.] To comb. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] His longe hair was kembed behind his back. Chaucer. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Kempt — Kemb Kemb (k[e^]m), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Kembed} (k[e^]md) or {Kempt} (k[e^]mt; 215); p. pr. & vb. n. {Kembing}.] [OE. kemben, AS. cemban, fr. camb comb.] To comb. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] His longe hair was kembed behind his back. Chaucer. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shilluk — history Their history tells that they are Nilotic from the Luo speaking groups of (Anywak, Pari, Juluo, Kenya Luo, Acholi and Balenda Bwor).They share in common of their cultural identities and they have myths that tell about their origin.However …   Wikipedia

  • Kembe — Original name in latin Kemb Name in other language Kembe, Kemb State code CF Continent/City Africa/Bangui longitude 4.62275 latitude 21.88645 altitude 499 Population 11513 Date 2013 06 07 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • Kempt — (k[e^]mt; 215), 1. p. p. of {Kemb}; combed. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] 2. Neatly kept; tidy. Opposite of {unkempt}. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Unkempt — Un*kempt (?; 215), a. [Pref. un not + kempt, p. p. of kemb.] 1. Not combed; disheveled; as, an urchin with unkempt hair. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.; Not smoothed; unpolished; rough. [1913 Webster] My rhymes be rugged and unkempt. Spenser. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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