Umber

Umber comes from Latin umbra meaning “shadow; shade” derived from a PIE root word. It’s the name of a reddish-brown pigment clay pigment that, when heated, becomes intensified and is known as burnt umber. Its name comes from Italian terra d’ombra (earth of Umbria) the region it was originally extracted from. Umbria comes from the Umbri people, an ancient Italic tribe that was eventually conquered by the Romans. The name is of unknown meaning.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Umberly (English)
  • Umbra (Latin)
  • Umbria (English, Italian)
  • Ombre (French)

 

Male forms:

  • Umbro (Latin)
  • Ombre (French)

 

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