brun

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Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bruːn/, [b̥ʁuːˀn]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse brúnn.

Adjective[edit]

brun

  1. brown (having brown colour)
  2. (as a noun) brown (colour)
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of brun
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular brun brunere brunest2
Neuter singular brunt brunere brunest2
Plural brune brunere brunest2
Definite attributive1 brune brunere bruneste
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.
Derived terms[edit]
See also[edit]
Colors in Danish · farver (layout · text)
     hvid      grå      sort      brun
             lyserød              rød, højrød              orange              gul, flødefarvet
             lime              grøn              {{{mint green}}}, {{{dark green}}}              cyan, turkis
             azurblå              blå              violet, indigo              magenta, lilla

Etymology 2[edit]

Non-lemma forms.

Verb[edit]

brun

  1. imperative of brune

References[edit]


Dutch Low Saxon[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

brun

  1. Alternative spelling of bruun

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French, from Old French brun (polished, shiny, brown), from Frankish *brūn (brown, dark, shiny), from Proto-Germanic *brūnaz (brown), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰruHn- (grey, brown). Cognate with Old High German brūn (brown), Old English brūn (brown). More at brown.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

brun (feminine singular brune, masculine plural bruns, feminine plural brunes)

  1. brown (the color)

Usage notes[edit]

In France, this is usually for hair, using marron for other uses

Noun[edit]

brun m (plural bruns, feminine brune)

  1. brown (the color)
  2. brown-haired person

See also[edit]

See also[edit]

Colors in French · couleurs (layout · text)
     blanc      gris      noir      brun
             rose              rouge, cramoisi              orange              jaune, crème
             vert citron              vert              {{{mint green}}}, {{{dark green}}}              cyan, bleu canard
             azur              bleu              violet, indigo              magenta, pourpre

Further reading[edit]


German Low German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

brun

  1. Alternative spelling of bruun

Interlingua[edit]

Adjective[edit]

brun

  1. brown

Norman[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • breun (Guernsey, Cotentin)

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

brun m

  1. (Jersey) brown

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse brúnn

Adjective[edit]

brun (neuter singular brunt, definite singular and plural brune, comparative brunere, indefinite superlative brunest, definite superlative bruneste)

  1. brown (a colour)

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse brúnn

Adjective[edit]

brun (neuter singular brunt, definite singular and plural brune, comparative brunare, indefinite superlative brunast, definite superlative brunaste)

  1. brown (a colour)

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Colors in Norwegian Nynorsk · fargar (layout · text)
     kvit      grå      svart      brun
             rosa              raud, ?              oransje              gul, ?
             ?              grøn              {{{mint green}}}, {{{dark green}}}              (turkis), ?
             ?              blå              ?, ?              rosa, lilla

References[edit]


Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *brūnaz.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

brūn

  1. brown

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]


Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Proto-Germanic *brūnaz

Adjective[edit]

brun m (oblique and nominative feminine singular brune)

  1. brown

Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

brun m (oblique plural bruns, nominative singular bruns, nominative plural brun)

  1. brown-haired person

Declension[edit]


Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French brun.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

brun m, n (feminine singular brună, masculine plural bruni, feminine and neuter plural brune)

  1. brown
  2. brown or dark-haired

Declension[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse brúnn, from Proto-Germanic *brūnaz, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰruHn-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

brun (comparative brunare, superlative brunast)

  1. of the color brown

Declension[edit]

Inflection of brun
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular brun brunare brunast
Neuter singular brunt brunare brunast
Plural bruna brunare brunast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 brune brunare brunaste
All bruna brunare brunaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in an attributive role.