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  • n. The brainpan; the skull.

Etymologies

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From Middle English hernpanne, hernepanne, equivalent to harns (“brains”) +‎ pan (“pan, forehead”). Cognate with Scots harn-pan ("harnpan"), Middle Dutch and Middle Low German hernepanne ("harnpan"). Compare also Middle Low German panne ("pan, forehead"), Danish pande ("pan, forehead"), Swedish panna ("pan, forehead").

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