brinnen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German brinnen, from Old High German brinnan, from Proto-Germanic *brinnaną. More at burn.

Verb[edit]

brinnen (class 3 strong, third-person singular simple present brinnt, past tense brann, past participle gebrunnen, past subjunctive bränne, auxiliary haben)

  1. (archaic or dialectal, intransitive) to burn

Usage notes[edit]

  • Earlier "brinnen" was an intransitive verb while "brennen" was a transitive verb (the causative of brinnen), both meaning "to burn". Later "brennen" also became an intransitive verb meaning "to burn", while "brinnen" became uncommon.

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