cremno-, cremn-; kremno-, kremn-
(Latin: an overhanging bank, precipice, cliff, crag)
Greek kremnos, "overhanging cliff" plus kele, "hernia".
Some people feel as if they have suddenly found themselves on the edge of a precipice with a roaring wind.
The Kremlin is the historical, spiritual and political heart of Moscow and the city's most famous landmark and tourist attraction. This well-known spot stands at the confluence of the Moscow and Neglinaya Rivers on Borovitsky Hill, named after the pine forests (bor in Russian) that used to cover it.
The word "kremlin" means simply "fortification" or "citadel" in Russian, and is thought to derive from either the Ancient Greek words kremn or kremnos, meaning a steep hill above a ravine, or the Slavonic term kremnik, meaning thick coniferous forest, which is the likely material from which the original fort was constructed.