12th century, in the meaning defined above
Middle English brinston, probably from birnen to burn + ston stone
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brim of the pelvis
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“Brimstone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brimstone. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.
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