breun

NormanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French brun ‎(polished, shiny, brown), from Proto-Germanic *brūnaz ‎(brown), from Proto-Indo-European *bhrūn- ‎(grey, brown).

AdjectiveEdit

breun m (f breune, m plural breuns, f plural breunes)

  1. (Guernsey, Cotentin) brown

Scottish GaelicEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish brén ‎(putrid, stinking, rotten), from Proto-Celtic *bragnos, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰreHg-.

AdjectiveEdit

breun ‎(comparative brèine)

  1. stinking, fetid, putrid
  2. filthy, loathsome, nasty, corrupt
  3. bold, indelicate (as a female)
  4. of a turbulent, boisterous disposition
  5. clumsy
  6. beastly, brutal

VerbEdit

breun ‎(past bhreun, future breunaidh, verbal noun breunad, past participle breunte)

  1. become corrupt
  2. stink

NounEdit

breun f

  1. stench
  2. corruption

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9
  • brén” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
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