[Dixielandjazz] Re: Coronation

Henry B. Stinson dixielandjazz@ml.islandnet.com
Tue, 04 Jun 2002 09:51:34 -0400

Main Entry: pomp
Pronunciation: 'pämp
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French pompe, from Latin pompa
procession, pomp, from Greek pompE act of sending, escort, procession,
pomp, from pempein to send
Date: 14th century
1 : a show of magnificence : SPLENDOR <every day begins... in a pomp of
flaming colours -- F. D. Ommanney>
2 : a ceremonial or festival display (as a train of followers or a pageant)
3 a : ostentatious display : VAINGLORY b : an ostentatious gesture or act
4. a breaking of wind by a royal personnage into a silk covered pillow while
    riding in a public procession.

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