brin

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See also: Brin and brīn

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French

Noun[edit]

brin (plural brins)

  1. One of the radiating sticks of a fan. The outermost are larger and longer, and are called panaches.
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  2. A single silkworm thread extruded from the gland, before it has formed a bave.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for brin in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

Anagrams[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown origin; possibly of Gaulish origin (compare Spanish brenca (fiber), brinza (blade of grass, filament)), from Proto-Celtic *brinikā, from *brinos (filament, fiber) (compare Breton broen-enn, Welsh brwyn-en).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bʁɛ̃/
  • (file)
  • (Louisiana) IPA(key): [bɾæ̃]
  • Rhymes: -ɛ̃

Noun[edit]

brin m (plural brins)

  1. blade (of grass)
  2. sprig, twig
  3. wisp, strand (of hair, fibre etc.)
  4. (figuratively) ounce, bit, hint

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  • Roberts, Edward A. (2014) A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the Spanish Language with Families of Words based on Indo-European Roots, Xlibris Corporation, →ISBN, p. 257, 258
  • brin” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
  • Matasović, Ranko (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN
  • Remacle, Louis (1984): La différenciation des géminées mm, nn en mb, nd: sur l'étymologie des termes landon et flamber et des toponymes hambê, hambâ, p. 45
  • brin” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Sutsilvan, Surmiran) bregn
  • (Puter, Vallader) brün

Etymology[edit]

From a Germanic language, from Proto-Germanic *brūnaz (brown), from Proto-Indo-European *bher- (shining, brown).

Adjective[edit]

brin m (feminine singular brina, masculine plural brins, feminine plural brinas)

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan) brown

Slovene[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

brȉn m inan

  1. juniper

Inflection[edit]

Masculine inan., hard o-stem
nom. sing. brìn
gen. sing. brína
singular dual plural
nominative brìn brína bríni
accusative brìn brína bríne
genitive brína brínov brínov
dative brínu brínoma brínom
locative brínu brínih brínih
instrumental brínom brínoma bríni