broun

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Old English brūn, from Proto-Germanic *brūnaz.

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Adjective[edit]

broun (plural and weak singular broune)

  1. dark, dull, murky (in color)
  2. brown (of a brown color)
  3. brown-haired
  4. having brown skin
  5. (metal) bright, shining

Descendants[edit]

  • English: brown
    • Bislama: braon
    • Tok Pisin: braun
    • Welsh: brown
    • Tongan: palauni
  • Scots: broon, broun

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Noun[edit]

broun

  1. brown (colour)
  2. brown-haired person

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Colors in Middle English · coloures, hewes (layout · text)
     whit      grey, hor      blak
             red; cremesyn, gernet              citrine, aumbre; broun, tawne              yelow, dorry; canevas
             grasgrene              grene             
             plunket; ewage              asure, livid              blewe, blo, pers
             violet; inde              rose, murrey; purpel, purpur              claret