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    Re: Etymology of "loom"?
    From: Andrew Corl
    Date: 2009 Sep 10, 15:00 -0700
    I looked it up in Dictionary.com and loom originate between 1535 and 1565.  Other than that the origin is unknown.  That is according to Dictionary.com
     
    Andrew


    From: Apache Runner <apacherunner---.com>
    To: NavList@fer3.com
    Sent: Thursday, September 10, 2009 12:12:46 PM
    Subject: [NavList 9698] Etymology of "loom"?


    Hi, All -

    Does anyone know the etymology of the word "loom" - as in the light from a city looming over the horizon?   

    I suspect it may be some corruption of "luminous", but I don't know how long this term has been in usage.   Any advice on the history of the word would be most appreciated.

    Thanks!

    John Huth




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