Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • See brim.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Fierce; sharp; severe; cruel.
  • adjective Famous; renowned; well known.

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  • adjective obsolete stormy, tempestuous, fierce
  • adjective obsolete famous; renowned; well-known

Etymologies

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

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