Origin of branMiddle English bran, bren from Old French bren
Origin of Branfrom uncertain or unknown; perhaps Irish bran, raven
Origin of branMiddle English from Old French of Celtic origin
Origin of BranWelsh Brân from brân raven
(countable and uncountable, plural brans)
From Anglo-Norman bren, bran (“bran, filth”), from Gaulish brennos (“rotten”), from Proto-Celtic *bragnos (compare Welsh braen ‘stench’, Irish bréan ‘rancid’), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰreh₁g- (compare Latin fragrāre ‘to smell strongly’, Dutch brak ‘hound’).
bran - Computer Definition
A project chartered by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) for the development of standards for wireless access to wireline networks at broadband speeds of 25 Mbps or more. BRAN includes HiperLAN2, a mobile short-range access network, and two fixed wireless broadband access technologies. HiperACCESS is intended to operate above 11 GHz and HiperMAN below 11 GHz. See also broadband, ETSI, HiperACCESS, HiperLAN2, HiperMAN, wireless, and WiMAX.
- The bran is used for cattle-food and poultices, and the grain in the distillery.
- Throughout other parts bullocks are fed on pasture land, and also in stables on nourishing and succulent feed such as hay, Indian corn fodder, Indian corn silage, turnips, carrots, mangels, ground oats, barley, peas, Indian corn, rye, bran and linseed oil cake.
- Used to fasten his favourite dog Bran to it.
- This included Luther's old enemy, Duke George of Saxony, the electors of Bran- denburg and Mainz, and two princes of Brunswick.
- It flourishes best in small tanks and ponds, in which the water is constantly changing and does not freeze; in such localities, and with a full supply of food, which consists of weeds, crumbs of bread, bran, worms, small crustaceans and insects, it attains to a length of from 6 to 12 in., breeding readily, sometimes at different times of the same year.