brún

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Faroese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

brún f (genitive singular brúnar, plural brýr)

  1. brow
  2. (archaic) brim

Declension[edit]

f24 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative brún brúnin brýr brýrnar
Accusative brún brúnna brýr brýrnar
Dative brún brúnni brúm brúnum
Genitive brúnar brúnarinnar brúna brúnanna

Adjective[edit]

brún

  1. feminine nominative singular form of brúnur (‘brown’)
  2. neuter nominative and accusative plural form of brúnur (‘brown’)


Declension[edit]

brúnur a1
Singular (eintal) m (kallkyn) f (kvennkyn) n (hvørkikyn)
Nominative (hvørfall) brúnur brún brúnt
Accusative (hvønnfall) brúnan brúna
Dative (hvørjumfall) brúnum brúnari brúnum
Genitive (hvørsfall) (brúns) (brúnar) (brúns)
Plural (fleirtal) m (kallkyn) f (kvennkyn) n (hvørkikyn)
Nominative (hvørfall) brúnir brúnar brún
Accusative (hvønnfall) brúnar
Dative (hvørjumfall) brúnum
Genitive (hvørsfall) (brúna)

Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse brún (plural brýnn, later also brúnir), perhaps from a Proto-Germanic *brūwǭ (plural *brūniz < *brūwōniz).

Noun[edit]

brún f (genitive singular brúnar, nominative plural brúnir or brýn)

  1. brow, eyebrow
Declension[edit]

or

Note: The archaic nominative and accusative plural brýn is mostly used in fixed expressions, such as bera á brýn (to accuse [someone] of [something]). The definite nominative and accusative plural brýnnar finds slightly more use, mostly in expressions like hnykla brýnnar and setja í brýnnar. This latter form, pronounced /ˈpritnar/, has also been reanalized as brýrnar (and is often so spelled), and has given rise to the indefinite plural form brýr. Both brýrnar and brýr are proscribed, although they have been in use since at least the 17th century. Compare Faroese brún, plural brýr.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse brún (plural brúnir), from Proto-Germanic *brūniz

Noun[edit]

brún f (genitive singular brúnar, nominative plural brúnir)

  1. rim, edge
Declension[edit]