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See also: Brun, brún, and brün

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DanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bruːn/, [b̥ʁuːˀn]

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse brúnn.

AdjectiveEdit

brun

  1. brown (having brown colour)
  2. (as a noun) brown (colour)
InflectionEdit
Inflection of brun
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular brun brunere brunest2
Neuter singular brunt brunere brunest2
Plural brune brunere brunest2
Definite attributive1 brune brunere bruneste
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.
Derived termsEdit
See alsoEdit
Colors in Danish · farver (layout · text)
     hvid      grå      sort      brun
             lyserød              rød, højrød              orange              gul, flødefarvet
             lime              grøn              {{{mint green}}}, {{{dark green}}}              cyan, turkis
             azurblå              blå              violet, indigo              magenta, lilla

Etymology 2Edit

Non-lemma forms.

VerbEdit

brun

  1. imperative of brune

ReferencesEdit


Dutch Low SaxonEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

brun

  1. Alternative spelling of bruun

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French, from Old French brun (polished, shiny, brown), from Frankish *brūn (brown, dark, shiny), from Proto-Germanic *brūnaz (brown), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰruHn- (grey, brown). Cognate with Old High German brūn (brown), Old English brūn (brown). More at brown.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

brun (feminine singular brune, masculine plural bruns, feminine plural brunes)

  1. brown (the color)

Usage notesEdit

In France, this is usually for hair, using marron for other uses

NounEdit

brun m (plural bruns, feminine brune)

  1. brown (the color)
  2. brown-haired person

See alsoEdit

See alsoEdit

Colors in French · couleurs (layout · text)
     blanc      gris      noir      brun
             rose              rouge, cramoisi              orange              jaune, crème
             vert citron              vert              {{{mint green}}}, {{{dark green}}}              cyan, bleu canard
             azur              bleu              violet, indigo              magenta, pourpre

Further readingEdit


German Low GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

brun

  1. Alternative spelling of bruun

InterlinguaEdit

AdjectiveEdit

brun

  1. brown

NormanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • breun (Guernsey, Cotentin)

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

brun m

  1. (Jersey) brown

Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse brúnn

AdjectiveEdit

brun (neuter singular brunt, definite singular and plural brune, comparative brunere, indefinite superlative brunest, definite superlative bruneste)

  1. brown (a colour)

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse brúnn

AdjectiveEdit

brun (neuter singular brunt, definite singular and plural brune, comparative brunare, indefinite superlative brunast, definite superlative brunaste)

  1. brown (a colour)

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit

Colors in Norwegian Nynorsk · fargar (layout · text)
     kvit      grå      svart      brun
             rosa              raud, ?              oransje              gul, ?
             ?              grøn              {{{mint green}}}, {{{dark green}}}              (turkis), ?
             ?              blå              ?, ?              rosa, lilla

ReferencesEdit


Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *brūnaz.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

brūn

  1. brown

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit


Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Proto-Germanic *brūnaz

AdjectiveEdit

brun m (oblique and nominative feminine singular brune)

  1. brown

DeclensionEdit

NounEdit

brun m (oblique plural bruns, nominative singular bruns, nominative plural brun)

  1. brown-haired person

DeclensionEdit


RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French brun.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

brun m, n (feminine singular brună, masculine plural bruni, feminine and neuter plural brune)

  1. brown
  2. brown or dark-haired

DeclensionEdit


SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse brúnn, from Proto-Germanic *brūnaz, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰruHn-.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

brun (comparative brunare, superlative brunast)

  1. of the color brown

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of brun
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular brun brunare brunast
Neuter singular brunt brunare brunast
Plural bruna brunare brunast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 brune brunare brunaste
All bruna brunare brunaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in an attributive role.