brunir

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French, from Old French brunir ‎(to polish, make brown), from Frankish *brūnjan ‎(to polish, make resplendent), from Proto-Germanic *brūnijaną ‎(to decorate, tan), from Proto-Germanic *brūnaz ‎(brown), from Proto-Indo-European *bhrūn- ‎(grey, brown). Cognate with Middle High German brūnen ‎(to decorate, give colour to, redden, tan). More at brown.

Verb[edit]

brunir

  1. to brown (to become brown)

Conjugation[edit]

  • This is a regular verb of the second conjugation, like finir, choisir, and most other verbs with infinitives ending in -ir. One salient feature of this conjugation is the repeated appearance of the infix -iss-.

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Old French[edit]

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Verb[edit]

brunir

  1. to polish (of metal, to clean and make shiny)

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (brunir, supplement)

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese bronir, from Old Provençal brunir, from Frankish *brūnjan ‎(to polish, make resplendent), from Proto-Germanic *brūnijaną ‎(to decorate, tan), from Proto-Germanic *brūnaz ‎(brown), from Proto-Indo-European *bhrūn- ‎(grey, brown).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

brunir ‎(first-person singular present indicative bruno, past participle brunido)

  1. to burnish
  2. to smooth
  3. (Portugal) to iron (to unwrinkle clothes with an iron)

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