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    Re: Etymology of "loom"?
    From: Gary LaPook
    Date: 2009 Sep 10, 10:22 -0700

    http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=loom&searchmode=none
    
    http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/loom
    
    http://education.yahoo.com/reference/thesaurus/entry/loom
    
    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loom
    
    Verb in 1541, noun in 1836.
    
    Does this help?
    
    gl
    
    
    
    
    Apache Runner wrote:
    >
    > 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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