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Bruno

[broo-noh; for 1, 3 also Italian broo-naw]
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noun
  1. Gior·da·no [jawr-dah-naw] /dʒɔrˈdɑ nɔ/, 1548?–1600, Italian philosopher.
  2. Saint,c1030–1101, German ecclesiastical writer: founder of the Carthusian order.
  3. a male given name: from a Germanic word meaning “brown.”

Leo IX

noun
  1. SaintBruno, 1002–54, German ecclesiastic: pope 1049–54.
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  • At this point Bruno faltered and his face went chalky white.

  • Count Bruno had gone to his brother, and touched his shoulder.

    The First Violin

    Jessie Fothergill

  • “But the distance, Bruno,” here interposed the countess, in a low tone.

    The First Violin

    Jessie Fothergill

  • "Old Vampire could find him a few," said Bruno, and then there was general laughter.

  • "Only wants the signature of the president," said the reader, and Bruno called for pen and ink.


British Dictionary definitions for bruno

Bruno

noun
  1. Franklin Roy, known as Frank . born 1961, British heavyweight boxer
  2. (Italian ˈbruno) Giordano . (dʒorˈdano). 1548–1600, Italian philosopher, who developed a pantheistic monistic philosophy: he was burnt at the stake for heresy

Leo IX

noun
  1. Saint, original name Bruno of Egisheim. 1002–54, pope (1049–54): first of the great medieval reforming popes. Conflict with the Eastern Church led to the schism between Rome and Constantinople (1054). Feast day: April 19
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for bruno

Bruno

masc. proper name, from Old High German Bruno, literally "brown" (see brown (adj.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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