Variant of brine
- water full of salt; heavily saturated salt solution, as for use in pickling
- the water of the sea
- the sea; ocean
Origin: Middle English and amp; OE; probably ; from Indo-European an unverified form bhrēi-, to cut (from source Classical Latin friare, to crumble) ; from base an unverified form bher-, to cut; origin, originally sense “cutting, sharp”
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