Rome

Rome O.E., from O.Fr. Rome, from L. Roma, of uncertain origin. "The original Roma quadrata was the fortified enclosure on the Palatine hill," according to Tucker, who finds "no probability" in derivation from *sreu- "flow," and suggests the name is "most probably" from *urobsma (Cf. urbs, robur) and otherwise, "but less likely" from *urosma "hill" (Cf. Skt. varsman- "height, point," Lith. virsus "upper"). Another suggestion is that it is from Etruscan (Cf. Rumon, former name of Tiber River). Common in proverbs, e.g. Rome was not buylt in one daye (1540s), for when a man doth to Rome come, he must do as there is done (1590s), All roads alike conduct to Rome (1806).

Etymology dictionary. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Rome — • The significance of Rome lies primarily in the fact that it is the city of the pope Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Rome     Rome     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • ROME — ROME, capital of Italy. The Classical Period THE MIDDLE AND LATE REPUBLIC The earliest record of contact between Jews and the Roman Republic is the embassy sent by judah the Maccabee to Rome, headed by Eupolemos ben Joḥanan, and Jason ben Eleazar …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • ROME — Jusqu’au XIXe siècle, Rome fut un des principaux foyers d’art de l’Europe (pour la Rome antique, cf. ROME ET EMPIRE ROMAIN L’art). En instituant, en 1666, l’Académie de France à Rome, Colbert ne fit que sanctionner au profit des «pensionnaires»… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Rome — ist die englische und französische Schreibweise für die italienische Hauptstadt Rom ein ehemaliges französisches Département mit Sitz in Rom, siehe Rome (Département) eine alte Schreibweise für den Ort Rom (heute Ortsteil von Morsbach) der Name… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Rome — Rome, WI U.S. Census Designated Place in Wisconsin Population (2000): 574 Housing Units (2000): 236 Land area (2000): 3.938590 sq. miles (10.200900 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.205016 sq. miles (0.530989 sq. km) Total area (2000): 4.143606 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • ROME —     ROME, COUR DE ROME ROME, COUR DE ROME.     L évêque de Rome, avant Constantin, n était aux yeux des magistrats romains, ignorants de notre sainte religion, que le chef d une faction secrète, souvent toléré par le gouvernement, et quelquefois… …   Dictionnaire philosophique de Voltaire

  • Rome I — Regulation (593/2008/EC) Published on 04 Jul 2008 European Union REGULATION (EC) No 593/2008 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 17 June 2008 on the law applicable to contractual obligations (Rome I) …   Law dictionary

  • Rome II — European Union, United Kingdom The Rome regulation on the law applicable to non contractual obligations (Rome II) ( …   Law dictionary

  • Rome —    Rome s political decline began with the establishment of Constantinople (q.v.), referred to as New Rome, in 324. The Visigoths (q.v.) pillaged Rome in 410, as did the Vandals (q.v.) in 455. It changed hands during Justinian I s war against the …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • Rome — ☆ Rome1 n. [after Rome Township, S Ohio, where first grown] a somewhat tart, red winter apple: in full Rome Beauty or Rome Rome2 [rōm] [L Roma, of Etr orig.] capital of Italy, on the Tiber River: formerly, the capital of the Roman Republic, the… …   English World dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.