broch

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse borg, from Proto-Germanic *burgz. Compare borough.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

broch (plural brochs)

  1. (archaeology) A type of Iron Age stone tower with hollow double-skinned walls found on Orkney and Shetland and parts of the Scottish mainland.
    • 1933, Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Cloud Howe, Polygon 2006 (A Scots Quair), p. 268:
      Finella's carles builded the Kaimes, a long line of battlements under the hills, midway a tower that was older still, a broch from the days of the Pictish men […].

Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse borg.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

broch (plural brochs)

  1. broch
  2. burgh, town

Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *brokko- (badger) (compare Old Irish brocc, Cornish brogh, Breton broc'h).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

broch m (plural brochod or brochion)

  1. badger

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
broch froch mroch unchanged