1579, Edmund Spenser, The Shepheardes Calender.
Let me, ah! lette me in your folds ye lock, / Ere the breme winter breede you greater griefe.
1748, James Thomson, The Castle of Indolence.
The same to him glad Summer or the Winter breme.
From the septentrion cold, in the breme freezing air.
Origin of breme
- From Middle English, from Old English brēme (“famous, glorious, noble”), from Proto-Germanic *brōmiz (“famous”), from *bʰrem- (“to make noise”).