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Middle EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Old English brūn, from Proto-Germanic *brūnaz.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

broun (plural and weak singular broune)

  1. dark, dull, murky (in color)
  2. brown (of a brown color)
  3. brown-haired
  4. having brown skin
  5. (metal) bright, shining

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NounEdit

broun

  1. brown (colour)
  2. brown-haired person

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Colors in Middle English · coloures, hewes (layout · text)
     whit      grey, hor      blak
             red ; cremesyn, gernet              citrine, aumbre ; broun, tawne              yelow, dorry ; canevas
             grasgrene              grene             
             plunket ; ewage              asure, livid              blewe, blo, pers
             violet ; inde              rose, murrey ; purpel              claret