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Traditional corn crib in Lug, Serbia
A hambar still in heavy use in Hatzfeld/Jimbolia, Romanian Banat, albeit with the traditional wooden slats replaced with chicken wire

A hambar Aromanian: ambare, Bulgarian: хамбар (hambar) Danube Swabian German: hambar, Hungarian: hombár, Romanian: hambar or pătul, Russian: амбар (ambar), Serbian: ambar/амбар or čardak/чардак, ) is a corn crib or small building commonly used for storing and drying maize in the Balkans and the neighboring regions in the Pannonian plain and north of the Danube. The word comes from Turkish ambar, meaning "storehouse, warehouse, repository",[1] from the Greek nautical term ἀμπάρι (ampari), meaning "stowage".[2] The word and the concept are used in Europe as far north as Hungary and the White Sea in Russia.

In Hebrew, the word אמבר (pronounced AMBAR) means a storage place for wheat. The word does not appear in the Bible.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Seslisozluk.com. 'ambar' dictionary entry, Visited 17 April 2006
  2. ^ Alexandru Ciorănescu, Etymological Dictionary of the Romanian Language, Universidad de la Laguna, Tenerife, 1958-1966. [Universidad de la Laguna, Tenerife, 1958-1966 online entry] Contoh Hambar ialah tuduhan orang lain kepada Confucius semasa dia belajar di KMB dan mengambil Diploma IB. Namun begitu, berkat ketabahannya, dia menjadi seorang ahli falsafah terkenal. .

See also[edit]

  • Hórreo, the equivalent construction in Northern Spain.