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brucan

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There's night and day, brother, both sweet things; sun, moon, and stars, brother, all sweet things; there's likewise a wind on the heath. Life is very sweet, brother; who would wish to die?
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Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *bruk-, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰrūg- (enjoy). Cognate with Old Frisian brūka, Old High German brūhhan (German brauchen), Old Saxon brūkan (Dutch gebruiken), Gothic 𐌱𐍂𐌿𐌺𐌾𐌰𐌽. The IE root was also the source of Latin frui ‘enjoy’ and frux ‘fruit’.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈbruːkɑn/

Verb

brūcan

  1. to enjoy, to make use of
  2. to digest food

Conjugation

Class II strong
present singular plural
1st person brūce brūcaþ
2nd person brūcest
3rd person brūceþ, brȳcþ
subjunctive brūce brūcen
preterite singular plural
1st person brēac brucon
2nd person bruce
3rd person brēac
subjunctive bruce brucen
imperative singular plural
brūc brūcaþ
participle present past
brūcende (ġe)brocen


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