brae

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse brá.

Noun[edit]

brae (plural braes)

  1. (Scotland) The sloping bank of a river-valley; any slope or hillside.
    • 1817, Walter Scott, Rob Roy:
      Was it not Wat the Devil, who drove all the year-old hogs off the braes of Lanthorn-side, in the very recent days of my grandfather's father?
    • 1881, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Inversnaid
      Degged with dew, dappled with dew
      Are the groins of the braes that the brook treads through

Scots[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

brae (plural braes)

  1. a hillside, hill
  2. a slope or bank

Derived terms[edit]