Cinder is an English word referring to the ash of a fire after it burns out or a nearly burned piece of coal or wood.. It derives from Old English sinder meaning “dross of iron, slag” from Proto-Germanic *sindraz (metal alag; dross) via Proto-Indo-European *sendhro- (coagulating fluid). The letter change from s- to c- was that it would resemble to Old French cendre meaning “ash (of a fire)” from Latin cinis (cold ashes) via Proto-Indo-European *ken- (dust, ashes). Cinder could also be used as a short form of Cinderella.
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- Cinderella (English)