-bar in Cinnabar

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Subject: -bar in Cinnabar
Posted by:  Hen Hanna (henhan…@gmail.com)
Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2017

cinnabar  is not cognate with Cinnamon.

            (also, diff. colors)

i thought there was already a candy/energy bar
          named  Cinnabar

cinnabar (n.)
mid-15c., "red or crystalline form of mercuric sulphide," also applied to o=
ther ores of mercury, originally with reference to its use as a pigment; fr=
om Old French cinabre (13c.), from Late Latin cinnabaris, from Greek kinnab=
ari, of oriental origin (compare Persian zanjifrah in the same sense). Also=
used 14c.-17c. of red resinous juice of a certain Eastern tree, which was =
believed to be a mixture of dragon's and elephant's blood.

-bar  in  Cinnabar  seems German to me, but
          i guess only because of my limited ling. repertoire=20

Hey, HAL, -- Are there other nouns ending in -bar ?

    calabar
    cinnabar
    crossbar
    crowbar

    dragbar
    drawbar
    durbar

    eyebar

    herbar

    isobar

    liquidambar

    malabar
    mini-bar

    swinglebar

    tiebar

HH

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