брань

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Old Church Slavonic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *bornь.

Noun[edit]

брань (branĭf

  1. battle

Russian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Old Church Slavonic брань (branĭ), from Proto-Slavic *bornь. Compare the inherited Old East Slavic боронь (boronĭ).

Noun[edit]

брань (branʹf inan (genitive бра́ни, nominative plural бра́ни, genitive plural бра́ней)

  1. scolding, invective, swearing
  2. (obsolete) battle, fight
    по́ле бра́ниpóle bránibattlefield
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References[edit]

  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “брань”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Oleg Trubačóv, Moscow: Progress
  • Vasmer, Max (1964–1973), “боронь”, in Etimologičeskij slovarʹ russkovo jazyka [Etymological Dictionary of the Russian Language] (in Russian), translated from German and supplemented by Oleg Trubačóv, Moscow: Progress

Etymology 2[edit]

бра́ный (brányj) +‎ ()

Noun[edit]

брань (branʹf inan (genitive бра́ни, uncountable)

  1. cloth with fancy patterns
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