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brant

See also: Brant

EnglishEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

Origin uncertain but similar to Old Norse brandgas (sheldrake).

NounEdit

brant (plural brants or brant)

  1. Any of several wild geese, of the genus Branta, that breed in the Arctic, but especially the brent goose, Branta bernicla.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Old English brant. Cognate with Scots brent, Icelandic brattr.

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AdjectiveEdit

brant (comparative more brant, superlative most brant)

  1. (dialectal) Steep, precipitous.
    • Ascham
      Grapes grow on the brant rocks so wonderfully that ye will marvel how any man dare climb up to them.
  2. (Scotland) smooth; unwrinkled
    • Burns
      Your bonnie brow was brent.

Old EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate with Old Norse *brantr (Swedish brant, Icelandic brattr).

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AdjectiveEdit

brant

  1. tall, high, steep

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Old NorseEdit

NounEdit

brant ?

  1. (Eastern dialect) precipice

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SwedishEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

brant (comparative brantare, superlative brantast)

  1. steep (near-vertical)

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VilamovianEdit

NounEdit

brant m

  1. fire, blaze
  2. gangrene
  3. grain smut