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This Proto-Slavic entry contains reconstructed words and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.



From Proto-Balto-Slavic *brū́ˀs, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃bʰrúHs. Baltic cognate is Lithuanian bruvìs (eyebrow), brùvė (eyebrow). Other Indo-European cognates are Ancient Greek ὀφρύς (ophrús), Sanskrit भ्रू (bhrū) and Proto-Germanic *brūwō.


*brỳ f

  1. eyebrow


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