Sunday, 16th July 2017
by Joshua Gaskell
Unobsolete: an occasional column devoted to tracking social and lexical change with reference to words, phrases and definitions in the OED that are labelled ‘Obs.’ but are now unobsolescing:
Etymology: < Latin vomĕre
Obs. rare. To vomit.
Derivatives: voming n. and adj.
The OED’s first illustration of the verb comes from Wycliffe’s Bible (Jeremiah 25:27): ‘Drinketh, and beth drunken, and vometh, and falleth.’ Drink, be drunk, vom, and fall.