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 umber on Wikipedia

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EtymologyEdit

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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NounEdit

umber (plural umbers)

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

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AdjectiveEdit

umber (not comparable)

  1. Of a reddish brown colour, like that of the pigment.
    • J. R. Drake
      Their harps are of the umber shade / That hides the blush of waking day.

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VerbEdit

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.
    • Charles Hoyle, Exodus
      Armies o'er armies heap'd, the locusts came,
      Like clouds in autumn umbering all the sky []

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NounEdit

umber m (genitive umbrī); second declension

  1. a kind of sheep

InflectionEdit

Second declension, 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

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English umber.

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

  1. umber