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Umber



Origin: Latin

Meaning: derived from Latin umbra meaning "shadow" or "shade", it's the name of a natural brown (and sometimes reddish-brown) clay pigment that, when heated, becomes intensified and is known as burnt umber.

Umber could also derived from the region of Umbria in Italy, known as terra d'ombra (earth of Umbria), where it was originally extracted from. The name comes from the Umbri people, a tribe later conquered by the Romans, the name of unknown meaning.


Variants:
  • Umberly 
  • Umbra (Latin)


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