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tome n : a (usually) large and scholarly book

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Latin tomus ← Greek τόμος (section of a book, volume), from τέμνειν (to cut, to incise, to separate).



  1. One in a series of volumes.
  2. A large or scholarly book.


one in a series of volumes
a large or scholarly book


Verb form

  1. second-, third-person singular subjunctive present of tomar
  1. first-person singular subjunctive past of tomar

Extensive Definition

A tome is a large book, often one volume of a multi-volume scholarly work.
It may also refer to:
tome in German: Tome
tome in Dutch: Tome

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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