brigue

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See also: brigué

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French brigue, of uncertain origin. Compare Italian briga, Spanish brega.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

brigue (plural brigues)

  1. (obsolete) Intrigue, secretive machinations.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Chesterfield to this entry?)

Verb[edit]

brigue (third-person singular simple present brigues, present participle briguing, simple past and past participle brigued)

  1. (obsolete) To achieve or obtain by underhand methods.
    • 1704: we think it very unbecoming our prudence that the determination should be remitted to the authors themselves; when our adversaries, by briguing and caballing, have caused so niversal a defection from us, that the greater part of our society has already deserted to them — Jonathan Swift, A Tale of a Tub (Penguin 2004, p. 11)

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

brigue

  1. first-person singular present indicative of briguer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of briguer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of briguer
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of briguer
  5. second-person singular imperative of briguer

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

brigue f (plural brigues)

  1. (Jersey) brig

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

brigue

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of brigar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of brigar
  3. first-person singular imperative of brigar
  4. third-person singular imperative of brigar