From Middle English brine, bryne, from Old English brīne, brȳne, from Proto-Germanic *brīnijaz, *brīnaz (compare Scots brime, West Frisian brein, Dutch brijn (“brine”), West Flemish brijne), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰreHi- (“to cut, maim”) (compare Old Irish ro·bria (“may hurt, damage”), Latin friāre (“to rub, crumble”), Slovene bríti (“to shave, shear”), Albanian brej (“to gnaw”), Sanskrit बृणाति (bhrīṇā́ti, “they injure, hurt”)
- Salt water; water saturated or strongly impregnated with salt; a salt-and-water solution for pickling.
Do you want a can of tuna in oil or in brine?
- The sea or ocean; the water of the sea.
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- plural of