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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II).
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BRENNIK, BRENNEK, BRYNICS, n. “Parhelion, a mock sun” (Sh. 1914 Angus Gl., brennik; n.Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928), brennek); “end of a rainbow” (n.Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928)). [′brɛnək, ′brænək, ′brɪnɪks]Sh.(D) 1899 J. Spence Sh. Folk-Lore 115:
Brynics (what appears to be the end of a rainbow) seen on the horizon forbodes squally weather.

[Fær. brenning, idem (Jak.).]

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