brunir

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French, from Old French brunir (to polish, make brown), from Frankish *brūnjan (to polish, make respendent), from Proto-Germanic *brūnijaną (to decorate, tan), from Proto-Germanic *brūnaz (brown), from Proto-Indo-European *bhrūn- (grey, brown). Cognate with Middle High German brūnen (to decorate, give colour to, redden, tan). More at brown.

VerbEdit

brunir

  1. to brown (to become brown)

ConjugationEdit

  • This is a regular verb of the second conjugation, like finir, choisir, and most other verbs with infinitives ending in -ir. One salient feature of this conjugation is the repeated appearance of the infix -iss-.

Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

VerbEdit

brunir

  1. to polish (of metal, to clean and make shiny)

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Last modified on 19 April 2014, at 14:17