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…

Ryu

Ryu (also spelled Ryū and Ryuu) is a Japanese male name meaning “dragon” with various kanji such as: 龍 “dragon” and 竜 “dragon”; other meanings are 隆 “noble, prosperous”, 立 “to stand up, to erect, to set up”, 笠 “bamboo hat, shade”, and likely other meanings. Ryu could also be used in combination with other…