brath

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English brath, broth, braith, from Old Norse bráðr (hasty, sudden), from Proto-Germanic *brēþaz (hot, in a hurry, rushed), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰrē-, *bʰerē- (steam, vapour), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰer- (to seethe, toss about, cook). Cognate with Icelandic bráður (quick, hasty, excited), Swedish bråd (hasty, sudden, urgent), Danish bråd (hasty, sudden). Related to breath, brew.

Adjective[edit]

brath (comparative brather or more brath, superlative brathest or most brath)

  1. (UK dialectal) Hasty; violent; fierce; strong.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English brath, from Old Norse bráð (haste), from Old Norse bráðr (hasty). See above.

Noun[edit]

brath (uncountable)

  1. (UK dialectal) Violence; fierceness; anger; fury; fit of rage.

Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

brath m (genitive braite)

  1. Verbal noun of braith.
  2. detection, sensing
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

brath m (genitive braith, nominative plural braith)

  1. perception, feeling, detection
  2. spying, betrayal
  3. expectation
  4. dependence
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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
brath bhrath mbrath
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Noun[edit]

brath m (genitive bratha)

  1. knowledge, information
  2. advantage
  3. betrayal

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