brú

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See also: bru, BRU, and brù

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse brú, from Proto-Germanic *brōwō, *brūwō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

brú f (genitive singular brúar, nominative plural brýr)

  1. bridge

Declension[edit]

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Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Irish bruiden (hostel, large banqueting hall).

Noun[edit]

brú m (genitive singular brú, nominative plural brúnna)

  1. hostel
Declension[edit]
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Etymology 2[edit]

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Noun[edit]

brú m (genitive singular as substantive brú, genitive as verbal noun brúite, nominative plural brúnna)

  1. verbal noun of brúigh
  2. press, crush
  3. pressure
  4. bruise (mark on fruit)
  5. dent
Declension[edit]
As verbal noun
As substantive
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Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Non-lemma forms.

Verb[edit]

brú

  1. present subjunctive analytic of brúigh
Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

From Old Irish brú, bruig, from Proto-Celtic *mrogis.

Noun[edit]

brú f (genitive singular brú, nominative plural brúnna)

  1. brink, verge
    Ar bhrú éaga.On the verge of death.
  2. bank (of river)
Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
brú bhrú mbrú
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Old Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *brusū.

Noun[edit]

brú f

  1. belly, abdomen
  2. breast
  3. womb
Inflection[edit]
Feminine n-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative
Vocative
Accusative
Genitive
Dative
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *mrogis.

Noun[edit]

brú ?

  1. edge, brink
  2. bank
Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Further reading[edit]

  • brú 1 ‘abdomen’” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • brú 3 ‘edge’” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.