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Rohrer & Klingner Kastanienbraun (Maroon)



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That would be chestnut brown, not maroon. Hence the chestnuts next to the bottle in the image.

Edited by Biber

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The chestnut picture is indicative of the of the color but again R&K themselves are the ones calling it Maroon.

Not sure if Maroon as a word has different meaning in German.

 

 

Yea, I think they've stumbled over a "false friend". The German word for (edible) Chestnut is "Marone", which is very similar to the English word Maroon and comes from the same root (Marron, from French). See also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maroon

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Yea, I think they've stumbled over a "false friend". The German word for (edible) Chestnut is "Marone", which is very similar to the English word Maroon and comes from the same root (Marron, from French). See also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maroon

 

Ah now this makes sense, something feels off when they called it Maroon.

Thanks for pointing it out.

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This has been such a fascinating topic (perhaps unintentionally so). I never would have thought of maroon as a shade of brown, yet it would seem that others would never have thought it a shade of red.

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