bran

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French bren, bran (bran, filth), from Gaulish brennos (rotten), from Proto-Celtic *bragnos (rotten, foul) (compare Welsh braen (stench), Irish bréan (rancid), Walloon brin (excrement)), 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-Brythonic *bran, from Proto-Celtic *branos, from Proto-Indo-European *wer- (crow).

Compare Tocharian B wrauña, Lithuanian várna.

Noun[edit]

bran m (plural brini)

  1. crow, raven

Inflection[edit]

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Cornish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Brythonic *bran, from Proto-Celtic *branos, from Proto-Indo-European *wer- (crow).

Compare Tocharian B wrauña, Lithuanian várna.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bran m (plural brini or 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).

Noun[edit]

bran m (genitive singular brain, nominative plural brain)

  1. (literary) raven
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

bran m (genitive singular brain, nominative plural brain)

  1. bream (Abramis brama)
Synonyms[edit]

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

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.

References[edit]


Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

bran m (oblique plural brans, nominative singular brans, nominative plural bran)

  1. Alternative form of branc

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).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bran m (genitive brain or broin, nominative plural brain or broin)

  1. raven

Inflection[edit]

Masculine o-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative
Vocative
Accusative
Genitive
Dative
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Synonyms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
bran bran
pronounced with /v(ʲ)-/
mbran
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • 1 bran” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Slovene[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

brán f (genitive braní, nominative plural braní)

  1. defense

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English bran.

Noun[edit]

bran m (plural {{{2}}})

  1. bran (broken coat of the seed of wheat, rye, or other cereal grain), husks

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
bran fran mran unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • bran”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies, 2014