breun

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Norman[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French brun (polished, shiny, brown).

Adjective[edit]

breun m

  1. (Guernsey, Cotentin) brown

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish brén (putrid, stinking, rotten).

Adjective[edit]

breun (comparative brèine)

  1. stinking, fetid, putrid
  2. filthy, loathsome, nasty, corrupt
  3. bold, indelicate (as a female)
  4. of a turbulent, boisterous disposition
  5. clumsy
  6. beastly, brutal

Verb[edit]

breun (past bhreun, future breunaidh, verbal noun breunad, past participle breunte)

  1. become corrupt
  2. stink

Noun[edit]

breun f

  1. stench
  2. corruption

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Edward Dwelly (1911), “breun”, in Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan [The Illustrated Gaelic–English Dictionary], 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, →ISBN
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “brén”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language