ember

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English[edit]

embers

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English ǣmyrge, from Proto-Germanic *aim-uzjon; see also Swedish mörja (embers), Danish emmer, Old High German eimuria (pyre); the b is intrusive and was added in English for ease of pronunciation when the vowel of the second syllable (y) disappeared; from Proto-Germanic *aima (ashes), ultimately from two Proto-Indo-European roots meaning "to burn:" *h₂eidʰ- ‘burn; fire’ - (compare Old High German eit (funeral pile), Welsh aidd (zeal, heat), Old Irish aed (fire), Sanskrit इन्ध (burst into flames), Ancient Greek αιτηειν (aitēein, to burn); and *uzjo (to burn), from *eus (to burn); see also Latin urere (to singe, burn).

Noun[edit]

ember (plural embers)

  1. A glowing piece of coal or wood.
  2. Smoldering ash.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Middle English ymber (running around, circuit)

Adjective[edit]

ember (not comparable)

  1. Making a circuit of the year or the seasons; recurring in each quarter of the year, as certain religious days set apart for fasting and prayer.
    ember fasts
    ember days
    ember weeks

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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Hungarian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Unknown origin. Might be a compound derived from the same root as magyar, which derives from Old Hungarian mogyër. In that case, it is most likely from Proto-Uralic *irkä or *ürkä (man, son, boy).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛmbɛr/
  • Hyphenation: em‧ber

Noun[edit]

ember (plural emberek)

  1. human, man or woman

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Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch emmer.

Noun[edit]

ember

  1. bucket