brin

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French

Noun[edit]

brin (plural brins)

  1. One of the radiating sticks of a fan.
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Usage notes[edit]

  • The outermost are larger and longer, and are called panaches.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Origin uncertain.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

brin m (plural brins)

  1. blade (of glass)
  2. sprig, twig
  3. wisp, strand (of hair, fibre etc.)
  4. (figuratively) ounce, bit, hint

See also[edit]


Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Sutsilvan, Surmiran) bregn
  • (Puter, Vallader) brün

Etymology[edit]

From a Germanic language, from Proto-Germanic *brūnaz (brown), from Proto-Indo-European *bher- (shining, brown).

Adjective[edit]

brin m (feminine brina, masculine plural brins, feminine plural brinas)

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan) brown

Slovene[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

brìn m inan (genitive brína, nominative plural bríni)

  1. juniper

Declension[edit]