berain

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English berainen, bireinen, equivalent to be- +‎ rain. Cognate with Dutch beregenen (to shower), German beregnen (to irrigate).

Verb[edit]

berain (third-person singular simple present berains, present participle beraining, simple past and past participle berained)

  1. (transitive) To rain upon; wet with rain; moisten.
    • 2005, Gordon Braden, Sixteenth-century poetry: an annotated anthology - Page 132:
      Till at the last, recovering his voice, Supping the tears that all his breast berained, [...]

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