bran

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French bren, bran (bran, filth), from Gaulish brennos (rotten), from Proto-Celtic *bragnos (rotten, faul) (compare Welsh braen (stench), Irish bréan (rancid)), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰreHg- (compare Latin fragrāre (to smell strongly), Dutch brak (hound)).

Noun[edit]

bran (countable and uncountable, plural brans)

  1. The broken coat of the seed of wheat, rye, or other cereal grain, separated from the flour or meal by sifting or bolting; the coarse, chaffy part of ground grain.
  2. The European carrion crow.

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Breton[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *brano, from Proto-Indo-European *u̯er- ‘crow’ (compare Tocharian B wrauña, Lithuanian várna).

Noun[edit]

bran m

  1. raven

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Cornish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *brano, from Proto-Indo-European *u̯er- ‘crow’ (compare Tocharian B wrauña, Lithuanian várna).

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Noun[edit]

bran m (plural brini, briny)

  1. crow

Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish bran, from Primitive Irish ᚁᚏᚐᚅᚐ (brana), from Proto-Celtic *branos, from Proto-Indo-European *wer- (crow) (compare Tocharian B wrauña, Lithuanian várna).

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bran m (genitive brain, nominative plural brain)

  1. (literary) raven
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

bran m (genitive brain, nominative plural brain)

  1. bream
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Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bran bhran mbran
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Primitive Irish ᚁᚏᚐᚅᚐ (brana), from Proto-Celtic *branos (raven), from Proto-Indo-European *wer- (crow) (compare Tocharian B wrauña, Lithuanian várna).

Noun[edit]

bran m (o-stem, plural brain)

  1. raven

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Slovene[edit]

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brán f (genitive braní, nominative plural braní)

  1. defense

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