breme

adjective

ˈbrēm,
ˈbrim
1
archaic, of weather : severe, fierce
2
archaic, of a person : keen, alert, sharp
bremely adverb

Word History

Etymology

Middle English breme, brim fierce, angry, stormy, perhaps from Old English brēme famous, glorious, perhaps from bi- be- + a word akin to Old Saxon hrōm honor, glory, praise, Old High German hruom; akin to Old English hrēth glory

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“Breme.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/breme. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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