Brett

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bɹɛt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛt

Etymology 1[edit]

Related to Breton, Brittany, and more distantly Briton.

Proper noun[edit]

Brett

  1. A surname transferred from the nickname meaning "Breton, an inhabitant of Brittany".
  2. A unisex given name transferred from the surname.
Alternative forms[edit]
  • (male given name): Bret

Etymology 2[edit]

Short for Brettanomyces.

Noun[edit]

Brett (uncountable)

  1. (informal) Brettanomyces, a yeast genus that is used in brewing some beers, and can also affect the taste of wine.

East Central German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Luxembourgish Breet, German Breite.

Noun[edit]

Brett f

  1. (Erzgebirgisch) breadth, width
    De Brett von Lastr war ze gruß, do issr in dr Brick stacken gebliem.
    The width of the truck was too big, so it got stuck in the bridge.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German bret, from Old High German bret, from Proto-Germanic *bredą, an e-grade byform of *burdą (board, plank). Cognate with Old English bred and Yiddish ברעט(bret).

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Noun[edit]

Brett n (strong, genitive Brettes or Bretts, plural Bretter, diminutive Brettchen n or Brettlein n)

  1. board, plank
    Die Fenster des verlassenen Hauses waren alle mit Brettern vernagelt.
    The windows of the abandoned house were all boarded up (nailed shut with boards).

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Descendants[edit]

  • Esperanto: breto

Further reading[edit]

  • Brett” in Duden online
  • Brett” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Hunsrik[edit]

Noun[edit]

Brett n (plural Bretter, diminutive Brettche)

  1. board
    En Brett fum Boddem is los.
    A floorboard is loose.

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Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a British form of Latin Brittō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Brett m

  1. Briton (indigenous person of Britain)
  2. Breton (inhabitant of Brittany)

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Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare German Brett, Dutch berd, Old English bred.

Noun[edit]

Brett n (plural Bredder)

  1. bracket
  2. board

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