The Latin word comes means hair. Meteors were named comets after the Latin word comes meaning hair. Meteors often displayed flashes of lights which resembled tails of golden hair. Thus they were named comets for their golden tails.
Daily Hair Tip
Amanda Freed, 1998 Gatorade High School Softball Player of The Year, "I always wear my hair in two braids w/ the same bows for games. Hey, I figure, if it works, why change it?" Jump Oct/Nov 98