breun

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Norman[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French brun(polished, shiny, brown), from Proto-Germanic *brūnaz(brown), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰruHn-(grey, brown).

Adjective[edit]

breun m

  1. (Guernsey, Cotentin) brown

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish brén(putrid, stinking, rotten), from Proto-Celtic *bragnos, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰreHg-.

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]

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9
  • brén” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.