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Possibly West Saxon form of Anglian *breoðen, from *bruþą (broth) + diminutive suffix Proto-Germanic *-īną (small brewing), or from an unrecorded weak verb Proto-Germanic *bruþijaną (to make a broth) + noun suffix Proto-Germanic *-īniz (as in byrgen, selen), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰru-to-, from the same root as Old English brēowan, from Proto-Germanic *brewwaną, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰrewh₁-, *bʰreh₁w-. More at brew and broth.

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bryþen n

  1. brewing, drink, beverage
    Bryðen wæs ongunnen, ðætte Adame Eue gebyrmde æt fruman worulde
    A drink was begun, that for Adam Eve fermented at the beginning of the world
    Ān bryðen mealtes
    One brewing of malt

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