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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Possibly from a Middle Low German noun, from a verb meaning "howl, bellow" (compare German Low German bröllen). This would make it cognate to German Brüller (joke, something funny, literally roarer); English howler (hilarious joke”, “painfully obvious mistake) is formed the same way.


brøler m (definite singular brøleren, indefinite plural brølere, definite plural brølerne)

  1. A severe blunder; a foolish error, especially one made in public.

Etymology 2[edit]



  1. Present tense of brøle