brein

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch brein, next to the more common bragen, bregen, from Old Dutch *bragan, *bregin, from Proto-Germanic *bragną.

Cognate with West Frisian brein, Low German Bregen, Brägen, English brain.

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Noun[edit]

brein n (plural breinen, diminutive breintje n)

  1. brain
  2. mastermind

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Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish brú, broinn (abdomen, belly; bowels, entrails; womb).

Noun[edit]

brein f (genitive singular breinney)

  1. (anatomy) (human) uterus, womb, matrix

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Mutation[edit]

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
brein vrein mrein
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Torres Strait Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English brain

Noun[edit]

brein

  1. brain

Volapük[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

brein (plural breins)

  1. brain

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West Frisian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Frisian brein, from Proto-Germanic *bragną. Akin to Low German Bregen, Brägen, English brain.

Noun[edit]

brein n (plural breinen)

  1. brain
  2. (figuratively) mind, intellect

Etymology 2[edit]

Ultimately from Proto-Germanic *brīnijaz, *brīnaz. More at brine.

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Noun[edit]

brein n

  1. brine; solution for pickling
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