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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. stormy, tempestuous, fierce
  • adj. famous; renowned; well-known

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Fierce; sharp; severe; cruel.
  • adj. Famous; renowned; well known.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See brim.


From Middle English, from Old English brēme ("famous, glorious, noble"), from Proto-Germanic *brōmiz (“famous”), from *bʰrem- (“to make noise”). (Wiktionary)



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