brad

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Late Middle English, variant of brod(d), from Old Norse broddr ‘spike, shaft’, from Proto-Germanic *bruzdaz (compare Old English brord, Old High German brort), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰrusdʰos (compare Welsh brath ‘sting, prick’, Albanian bredh (fir-tree), Lithuanian bruzdùklis ‘bridle’, Czech brzda ‘brake’).

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Noun[edit]

brad (plural brads)

  1. A thin, small nail, with a slight projection at the top on one side instead of a head, or occasionally with a small domed head, similar to that of an escutcheon pin.
    • 1936, Djuna Barnes, Nightwood, Faber & Faber 2007, p. 5:
      Into the middle arch of each desk silver-headed brads had been hammered to form a lion, a bear, a ram, a dove, and in the midst a flaming torch.
  2. (US, elementary school usage, particularly kindergarten and primary grades) A paper fastener, a fastening device formed of thin, soft metal, such as shim brass, with a round head and a flat, split shank, which is spread after insertion in a hole in a stack of pages, in much the same way as a cotter pin or a split rivet.

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Aromanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly borrowed from Proto-Albanian *brada (modern bredh), or alternatively a substrate cognate of it, and ultimately from an Indo-European source either way. Compare Daco-Romanian brad.

Noun[edit]

brad

  1. fir tree

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish brat (spoil, plunder, robbery).

Noun[edit]

brad f

  1. (literary) plunder

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
brad bhrad mbrad
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *braidaz. Compare Old Frisian brēd (West Frisian breed), Old Saxon brēd (Low German breed, breet), Dutch breed, Old High German breit (German breit), Old Norse breiðr (Danish and Swedish bred), Gothic 𐌱𐍂𐌰𐌹𐌸𐍃 (braiþs).

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Adjective[edit]

brād

  1. broad

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly borrowed from Proto-Albanian *brada (modern bredh), or alternatively a substratum cognate of it, and ultimately from an Indo-European source either way (a borrowing directly from Albanian would have presumably produced a form *brez). Another theory suggests that it was reformed from the plural brazi, and that the original form was *braz. [1] Compare Aromanian brad.

Noun[edit]

brad m (plural brazi)

  1. fir, Abies alba.
  2. pine tree.
  3. pine wood.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Romanian Explanatory Dictionary

Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

brad (plural brads)

  1. arm

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