An Etymological Dictionary of the German Language/Annotated/Bombasin

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An Etymological Dictionary of the German Language, B  (1891)  by Friedrich Kluge, translated by John Francis Davis
Bombasin

Bombasin, masculine, ‘bombasine,’ Modern High German only, from French bombasin, whence also English bombasine; the original word is Latin-Greek bombyx, ‘silkworm, silk.’