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See also: brad, braad, and Brad



From Old Norse bráðr (hasty, sudden), from Proto-Germanic *brēþaz (hot, in a hurry, rushed), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰrē-, *bʰerē- (steam, vapour), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰer- (to seethe, toss about, cook).


bråd (comparative brådare, superlative brådast)

  1. sudden, fast, busy, full of hurry
    ond, bråd död
    evil and sudden death (i.e. a murder)
    bråda dagar
    busy days


Inflection of bråd
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular bråd brådare brådast
Neuter singular brått brådare brådast
Plural bråda brådare brådast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 bråde brådare brådaste
All bråda brådare brådaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in an attributive role.

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