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The archaic spelling of "volumn" (referring to a book or a series of periodicals) is derived from the same root as the current word "volume," which originally referred to a measure of space. That common root was the Latin "volumen" which includes both the e and the n.Over time, the more-familiar spelling (we know of many, many more words ending with "...me" than "...mn") was used for both meanings. At first, of course, the use of "volume" for a publication was an error perpetrated by people of limited education, but time and usage have a way of making vocabulary evolve.
Ok, I can't tell if my last comment went through, so I hope this is not a duplicate..... but, I said... thank you qajaq for that insight. I've search Google for the answer to this riddle more than once without much luck. I knew for sure that I had more than teacher who used the "volumn" form. Thanks Again.
I agree. A common mistake by myself too. And I'm sure I had to write it out 6 times that way in primary school - albeit the 1970's