brant

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: Brant

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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.
Translations[edit]

See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English brant. Cognate with Scots brent, Old Norse brantr, brattr (Faroese and Icelandic brattur, Danish brat, Norwegian bratt, Swedish brant).

Alternative forms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

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.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

brant

  1. intransitive simple past of brenne

Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Old Norse brantr, brattr (Faroese and Icelandic brattur, Danish brat, Norwegian bratt, Swedish brant).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

brant

  1. tall, high, steep

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]


Old Norse[edit]

Noun[edit]

brant ?

  1. (Eastern dialect) precipice

References[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse brantr, brattr. Cognate with Faroese and Icelandic brattur, Danish brat, Norwegian bratt, and Old English brant, bront (English brant, brent, Scots brent).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

brant (comparative brantare, superlative brantast)

  1. steep (near-vertical)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of brant
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular brant brantare brantast
Neuter singular brant brantare brantast
Plural branta brantare brantast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 brante brantare brantaste
All branta brantare brantaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in an attributive role.

Related terms[edit]

See also[edit]


Vilamovian[edit]

Noun[edit]

brant m

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