See also: Brun, brún, and brün

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
             rød; højrød              orange; brun              gul; flødefarvet
             lime              grøn             
             cyan; turkis              azurblå              blå
             violet; indigo              magenta; lilla              lyserød

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

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).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bʁœ̃/
  • (France) IPA(key): /bʁɛ̃/
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  • Rhymes: -œ̃

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

DescendantsEdit

  • Breton: brun
  • Romanian: brun

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
             rouge; cramoisi              orange; brun              jaune; crème
             vert citron              vert              menthe
             cyan; bleu canard              azur              bleu
             violet; indigo              magenta; pourpre              rose

Further readingEdit


GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Galician brũu (14th century), from Old French brun (polished, shiny, brown).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

brun m (feminine singular bruna, masculine plural bruns, feminine plural brunas)

  1. (archaic, of hair) brown
    • 1390, J. L. Pensado Tomé (ed.), Os Miragres de Santiago. Versión gallega del Códice latino del siglo XII atribuido al papa Calisto I. Madrid: C.S.I.C., page 133:
      Rey Calrros auia os cabelos brũus et a façe uermella, et avia o corpo moy bẽ feicto et de boo estado, et a catadura braua
      King Charles had brown hair and a reddish face, and his body was very well formed and in good shape, and his aspect was fierce

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • bruno” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • bruu” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • bru_u” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • bru” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • brun” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.

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).

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

brun m

  1. (Jersey) brown

Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse brúnn

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. brown (colour)

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit

Colors in Norwegian Bokmål · farger (layout · text)
     hvit      grå      svart
             rød              oransje; brun              gul
             limegrønn              grønn             
             cyan              asur              blå
             fiolett; indigo              magenta; lilla              rosa

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse brúnn

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. brown (colour)

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit

Colors in Norwegian Nynorsk · fargar (layout · text)
     kvit      grå      svart
             raud              oransje; brun              gul
                          grøn             
             (turkis)                           blå
                          rosa; lilla              rosa

ReferencesEdit


Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *brūnaz.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

brūn

  1. brown

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit


Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Frankish *brūn (brown, dark, shiny), from Proto-Germanic *brūnaz (brown).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

brun m (oblique and nominative feminine singular brune)

  1. brown

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

NounEdit

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

  1. brown-haired person

DeclensionEdit


PlautdietschEdit

AdjectiveEdit

brun

  1. brown

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French brun.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. brown
  2. brown or dark-haired

DeclensionEdit

See alsoEdit

Colors in Romanian · culori (layout · text)
     alb      gri      negru
             roșu; carmin              portocaliu; maro              galben; crem
                          verde             
             cyan              bleu              albastru
             violet; indigo              mov; purpură              roz

SwedishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Old Swedish brūn, from Old Norse brúnn.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

brun (comparative brunare, superlative brunast)

  1. of the color brown

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of brun
Indefinite 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 the predicative.

DescendantsEdit

See alsoEdit

Colors in Swedish · färger (layout · text)
     vit      grå      svart
             röd; karmosin, karmosinröd              orange; brun              gul; beige
             limegrön              grön             
             cyan (rare) turkos (common); teal              azur              blå
             rosa (common), skär (uncommon); indigo              magenta; purpur (rare), lila (common)              hudfärg

ReferencesEdit