umber

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See also: ümber

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French ombre (umber), from terre d'ombre (dark ochre), from Old French umbre (shade, shadow), from Latin umbra. Doublet of umbra.

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Noun[edit]

umber (plural umbers)

  1. A brown clay, somewhat darker than ochre, which contains iron and manganese oxides.
    umber:  
  2. Alternative form of umbrere
  3. A grayling.
  4. A dusky brown African wading bird (Scopus umbretta) allied to the shoebill and herons; a hamerkop.

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umber (not comparable)

  1. Of a reddish brown colour, like that of the pigment.

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Verb[edit]

umber (third-person singular simple present umbers, present participle umbering, simple past and past participle umbered)

  1. (transitive) To give a reddish-brown colour to.
    • 1807, Charles Hoyle, Exodus
      Armies o'er armies heap'd, the locusts came,
      Like clouds in autumn umbering all the sky []

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

umber m (genitive umbrī); second declension

  1. a kind of sheep

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (nominative singular in -er).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative umber umbrī
Genitive umbrī umbrōrum
Dative umbrō umbrīs
Accusative umbrum umbrōs
Ablative umbrō umbrīs
Vocative umber umbrī

References[edit]

  • umber in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette

Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English umber.

Noun[edit]

umber m (genitive singular [please provide], plural [please provide])

  1. umber