brant

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Origin uncertain but similar to Old Norse brandgas (sheldrake).

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brant (plural brants or brant)

  1. Any of several wild geese, of the genus Branta, that breed in the Arctic, but especially the brent goose, Branta bernicla.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English brant. Cognate with Scots brent, Icelandic brattr.

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brant (comparative more brant, superlative most brant)

  1. (dialectal) Steep, precipitous.
    • Ascham
      Grapes grow on the brant rocks so wonderfully that ye will marvel how any man dare climb up to them.
  2. (Scotland) smooth; unwrinkled
    • Burns
      Your bonnie brow was brent.

Old English[edit]

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Cognate with Old Norse *brantr (Swedish brant, Icelandic brattr).

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brant

  1. tall, high, steep

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Old Norse[edit]

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brant ?

  1. (Eastern dialect) precipice

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Swedish[edit]

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brant (comparative brantare, superlative brantast)

  1. steep (near-vertical)

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brant m

  1. fire, blaze
  2. gangrene
  3. grain smut