Brussels

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Dutch Brussel and French Bruxelles, from Proto-Germanic, composed of the words *brōk (marsh) + *sali (building, room).[1] The metonymic meaning of Brussels as the European Union stems from the fact that the EU headquarters are based in Brussels.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈbɹʌsəlz/
    • (file)

Proper noun[edit]

Brussels

  1. The capital city of Belgium.
  2. (metonymically) The administrative apparatus of the European Union.

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

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Noun[edit]

Brussels (plural Brussels)

  1. A Brussels carpet.
    • 1911, Dry Goods Economist (volume 65, issue 3, page 51)
      If the same design be produced in a Brussels and in a Tapestry it will be found that the Brussels shows sharp, clean-cut outlines, where the Tapestry gives ragged, uneven effects, []

References[edit]

  1. ^ Maurits Gysseling, Toponymisch Woordenboek van België, Nederland, Luxemburg, Noord-Frankrijk en West-Duitsland (vóór 1226), 1960, p. 198 - 199

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Brussel +‎ -s.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbrʏ.səls/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Brus‧sels

Adjective[edit]

Brussels (not comparable)

  1. Of, from or pertaining to Brussels.

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of Brussels
uninflected Brussels
inflected Brusselse
comparative
positive
predicative/adverbial Brussels
indefinite m./f. sing. Brusselse
n. sing. Brussels
plural Brusselse
definite Brusselse
partitive Brussels