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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.
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