Brot

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See also: brot, brót, bröt, brøt, and Brot.

Central Franconian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Brut (Ripuarian, northern Moselle Franconian)

Noun[edit]

Brot n

  1. (southern Moselle Franconian) bread
  2. (same region) loaf of bread

German[edit]

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Zwei Brote — Two loaves of bread (2)
Mehrere Scheiben Roggenbrot — Several slices of rye bread (1)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German brōt, from Old High German brōt (attested since the 8th century), from Proto-Germanic *braudą, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰrew- (to seethe, to boil). Originally, the meaning of Brot was "what has been fermented, leaven" and may be a nominal derivative from Proto-Germanic *brewwaną (to brew) (whence German brauen). It replaced the older Laib (loaf) which was the more common term in Old High German (compare the use of hlāf and brēad in Old English).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bʁoːt/
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  • Rhymes: -oːt
  • Hyphenation: Brot

Noun[edit]

Brot n (genitive Brotes or Brots, plural Brote, diminutive Brötchen n)

  1. (usually uncountable) bread
  2. (countable) loaf of bread
  3. (countable) slice of bread; sandwich
  4. (uncountable, figuratively) livelihood, subsistence

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Pfeifer, Wolfgang. 1995, 2005. Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Deutschen. München: dtv. ISBN 3423325119.

Further reading[edit]

  • Brot in Duden online

German Low German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Saxon *brōd, from Proto-Germanic *braudą. Compare German Brot, Dutch brood, West Frisian brea, English bread, Danish brød.

Noun[edit]

Brot n

  1. (in many dialects, including Low Prussian) bread (foodstuff made by baking dough)
  2. (in some dialects, including Low Prussian) a piece (loaf, slice) of bread

Synonyms[edit]

  • ('bread', or especially 'a piece of bread'): Brotke (Low Prussian, diminutive)

Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German brāto, from Proto-Germanic *brēdô. Cognate with German Braten, Dutch braad, Icelandic bráð.

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Noun[edit]

Brot m (plural Broten)

  1. joint, roast (of meat)

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Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German brōt. Compare German Brot, Dutch brood, English bread.

Noun[edit]

Brot n

  1. bread