bru

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

bru (plural brus)

  1. (South Africa) bro; bra; term of address for a man
    • 2006, Guy Brown, Hijack!: cracking one of South Africa's most violent carjacking syndicates (page 37)
      "Nice little bonus for you, hey bru," Paul was saying.
    • 2013, Nick Roddy, Out of Jericho (page 200)
      “Listen, bru, don't take this the wrong way, but I grew up with the black man. Never underestimate him and never overestimate him. []

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French bru, brut, from Medieval Latin bruta, from Old High German brūt (daughter-in-law, bride), from Proto-Germanic *brūdiz (bride, daughter-in-law). Akin to Gothic 𐌱𐍂𐌿𐌸𐍃 (bruþs, daughter-in-law), Old English brȳd (bride).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bru f (plural brus)

  1. (regional) daughter-in-law

Antonyms[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • The word is slightly dated in general European French, but current in many regions, including Canada.

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Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

bru

  1. rafsi of burcu.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia no

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse brú

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

bru m, f (definite singular brua or bruen, indefinite plural bruer, definite plural bruene)

  1. a bridge

Derived terms[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia nn

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse brú.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bru f (definite singular brua, indefinite plural bruer, definite plural bruene)

  1. bridge
    Dette er den lengste brua i verda.
    This is the longest bridge in the world.

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *brūwō, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃bʰrúHs (brow).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

brū f

  1. an eyelash; an eyebrow

Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

bru f (oblique plural brus, nominative singular bru, nominative plural brus)

  1. daughter-in-law

Descendants[edit]

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Puyuma[edit]

Noun[edit]

bru

  1. (in females' ritual language) water

Synonyms[edit]

  • ənay (general term)
  • nanum (ritual term used by males)

References[edit]

  • Blust's Austronesian Comparative Dictionary