borst

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *brust, *burst, from Proto-Germanic *brusts, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰrews- (to swell, blow, inflate). Cognate with German Brust, West Frisian boarst, English breast, Danish bryst, Swedish bröst.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

borst f (plural borsten, diminutive borstje n)

  1. (anatomy) A chest, thorax
  2. (anatomy) A breast

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

borst

  1. first-, second- and third-person singular present indicative of borsten
  2. imperative of borsten