Origin of Brine
From Old English brȳne, from Proto-Germanic *brein- (compare West Frisian brein, Dutch brijn), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰreHi- (“to cut, maim”) (compare Old Irish ro·bria (“may hurt, damage”), Latin friāre (“to rub, crumble”), Slovene bríti (“to shave, shear”), Albanian brej (“to gnaw”), Sanskrit [script?] (bhrīņā́ti, “they injure, hurt”)
Middle English from Old English brīne
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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