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- 1. To burn; to flame.
- 2. To brandish; to move (something) fast and repeatedly from one side to the other.
- 3. To balance oneself; to oscillate.
- Reg. Verb / 1st Conjugation.
- (1) From the Gothic brannjan, same meaning, and (2)/(3) from brands, meaning sword.
- (1) Cognates: ON brenna, to burn; OE bærnan, to burn; OHG brennen, to burn.
- (2) Cognates: ON brandr, blade of a sword; OE brand, sword; MHG brant, sword.