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See also: Bren, BrEn, and brén

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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

bren (third-person singular simple present brens, present participle brenning, simple past brenned, past participle brenned or brent)

  1. (obsolete) To burn (to set ablaze).
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Edmund Spenser to this entry?)

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AlbanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Related to bredh 'fir'.

NounEdit

bren m

  1. silver fir (Abies alba)

GalicianEdit

 
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Etymology 1Edit

Perhaps from Proto-Celtic *brigantīnos ((someone) pre-eminent, outstanding), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerǵʰ-.

NounEdit

bren m (plural brens)

  1. leader, master, chieftain

Etymology 2Edit

From Old French bren, bran (bran, filth), from Gaulish brennos (rotten), from Proto-Celtic *bragnos (rotten, foul)

NounEdit

bren m (plural brens)

  1. bran

KriolEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English friend.

NounEdit

bren

  1. friend

Middle EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French bren

NounEdit

bren

  1. bran
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Chaucer to this entry?)

Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Celtic loanword, from Gaulish *brennos (rotten), from Proto-Celtic *bragnos (foul, rotten).

NounEdit

bren m (nominative singular brens)

  1. bran

DescendantsEdit

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WelshEdit

NounEdit

bren

  1. Soft mutation of pren.