Ember is recorded from Old English (in form ymbren), perhaps an alteration of ymbryne ‘period’, from ymb ‘about’ + ryne ‘course’, perhaps influenced in part by ecclesiastical Latin quatuor tempera ‘four periods’ (on which the equivalent German Quatember is based).
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