- 1 Central Franconian
- 2 German
- 3 Hunsrik
- 4 Middle English
- 5 Norwegian Bokmål
- 6 Norwegian Nynorsk
- 7 Pennsylvania German
- 8 Plautdietsch
- First-person singular present of brennen.
- First-person singular subjunctive I of brennen.
- Third-person singular subjunctive I of brennen.
- Imperative singular of brennen.
- to burn
- To burn.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Piers Plowman to this entry?)
- 1387–1400, Geoffrey Chaucer, “The Manciples Tale”, in The Canterbury Tales, [Westminster: William Caxton, published 1478], OCLC 230972125; republished in [William Thynne], editor, The Workes of Geffray Chaucer Newlye Printed, […], [London]: Printed by [Richard Grafton for] Iohn Reynes […], 1542, OCLC 932884868, folio xcix, recto, column 2:
- That for the tyraunt is of greater might / By force of meyne, to ſlee downe right / And brenne houſe & home, & make al playn, / Lo therfore is he called a capitayne / And for the outlawe hath but ſmal meyne / And maie not do ſo great an harm, as he / Ne brynge a countrey to ſo great miſchefe / Men callen him an outlawe or a thefe
- That because the tyrant is of greater might / By force of retinue, to slay downright / And burn house and home, and make all level / Lo therefore is he called a captain / And because the outlaw has but a small retinue / And may not do so great a harm as he [the tyrant] / Nor bring a country to so great mischief / Men call him an outlaw or a thief
- (intransitive) to burn (be consumed by fire)
- (transitive) to burn (something)
- (reflexive, brenne seg) to burn oneself
- (transitive) to roast (almonds, coffee)
- (transitive) to distill (brandy etc.)
Terms derived from brenne
- “brenne” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
- Alternative form of