Brot

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See also: brot, broť, 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]

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

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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
  • Homophone: Brod

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

Declension[edit]

Hyponyms[edit]

bread: Hyponyms derived of Brot
Other hyponyms of Brot
slice of bread: Hyponyms derived of Brot
  • (livelihood): Gnadenbrot
  • Derived terms[edit]

    livelihood

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    References[edit]

    1. ^ Pfeifer, Wolfgang, editor (1993) Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Deutschen[1] (in German), 3rd edition, Akademie Verlag, →ISBN

    Further reading[edit]

    • Brot” in Duden online
    • Brot” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
    • Wikipedia-logo.svg Brot on the German Wikipedia.Wikipedia de

    German Low German[edit]

    Noun[edit]

    Brot n

    1. (Mecklenburgisch, Low Prussian, Schleswig-Holsteinisch) Alternative form of Broot (bread)
      • 2012, Silke Frakstein, Kannst keen Platt fehlt di wat, published by epubli GmbH in Berlin, inside the story "Hasenbrot????? Wat is dat denn ?"
        Hest Du vergeten, wat wi in de letzten Johren för'n Hunger harrn un wat Brot weert weer?
      • 1859, Fritz Reuter, Läuschen un Rimels. Plattdeutsche Gedichte heiteren Inhalts in mecklenburgisch-vorpommerscher Mundart, 4th edition, published in Dresden by Max Fischer's Verlagsbuchhandlung, p. 118
        Wo is hir Botter up dat Brot?
        Note: In the 1st edition published by the author himself in Treptow an der Tollense in 1853 it's thus: "Doa is abs'lutemang doch goa / Kein Spierken Botte up dat Brodt." In the 6th edition published by the Hinstorff'sche Hofbuchhandlung in Wismar and Ludwigslust in 1864, it's "Wo is hir Botter up dat Brod?"

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    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