bra

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See also: BRA, brá, brà, Brá, -bra, and brå

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bra

  1. (international standards) ISO 639-2 & ISO 639-3 language code for Braj.

English[edit]

bra

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Etymology 1[edit]

Clipping of brassiere, borrowed from French brassière, from Old French braciere (originally a lining inside armor to protect the arm, but later a garment), from Old French brace (arm), from Latin bracchia, plural of Latin bracchium (forearm), from Ancient Greek βραχίων (brakhíōn, forearm), from Proto-Hellenic *brəkʰús (short) (because the forearm is shorter than the upper arm), inherited from Proto-Indo-European *mréǵʰus.

Noun[edit]

bra (plural bras)

  1. An item of underwear worn to support the breasts. [from 1920s]
    • 1968, Carl Ruhen, The Key Club, Scripts, page 12:
      Her housecoat had fallen open. She was wearing only panties and bra, which did nothing to make her scrawny, wrinkled body appealing.
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Etymology 2[edit]

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From bracket, referring to the notation introduced in 1939 by Paul Dirac.

Noun[edit]

bra (plural bras)

  1. (physics) One of the two vectors in the standard notation for describing quantum states in quantum mechanics, the other being the ket.
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Etymology 3[edit]

Representing a different pronunciation of bro (brother).

Noun[edit]

bra (plural bras)

  1. (slang) Alternative form of bro; friend, mate
    Take it easy, bra!
    • 2009, Todd Johnson, Influence
      “Famalam, I ain't even gon lie to ya man, I am super happy to be finally maxing out on parole my real. This violation was definitely a reality check Bra!” Influence replied to his comrade.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English bra.

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Noun[edit]

bra (plural bra's)

  1. bra, brassiere
  2. (Cape Afrikaans) bro, brah, bruh

Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English bra, shortened from brassiere, from French brassière.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: bra

Noun[edit]

bra

  1. a bra; a brassiere

Quotations[edit]

For quotations using this term, see Citations:bra.


Garo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

bra

  1. arrow

Haitian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French bras (arm)

Noun[edit]

bra

  1. arm

Khotanese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bra

  1. dear

Norman[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • brâs (continental Normandy)
  • bras (Jersey, Guernsey)

Etymology[edit]

From Old French bras, from Vulgar Latin *bracium, from Classical Latin bracchium, from Ancient Greek βραχίων (brakhíōn).

Noun[edit]

bra m (plural bras)

  1. (Sark, anatomy) arm

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French brave.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

bra (indeclinable, comparative bedre, indefinite superlative best, definite superlative beste)

  1. good, fine

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Adverb[edit]

bra

  1. well

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French brave.

Adjective[edit]

bra (indeclinable, comparative betre, indefinite superlative best, definite superlative beste)

  1. good, fine

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Scots[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from braf (good, brave); from Low German brav; from French brave, borrowed from Italian bravo.

Adjective[edit]

bra (comparative mair bra, superlative maist bra)

  1. Very good or agreeable.

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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from bra, shortened from brassiere.

Noun[edit]

bra (plural bras)

  1. An item of underwear worn to support the breasts.

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Since at least 1621, from braf (good, brave); from Low German brav; from French brave, borrowed from Italian bravo.

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Adjective[edit]

bra (comparative bättre, superlative bäst)

  1. good

Declension[edit]

Inflection of bra
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular bra bättre bäst
Neuter singular bra bättre bäst
Plural bra bättre bäst
Masculine plural3 bra bättre bäst
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 bra bättre bäste
All bra bättre bästa
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic

Usage notes[edit]

In informal (often jocular or childish) contexts, bäst may be inflected further and given the comparative bästare (bester) and the superlative bästast, bästaste (bestest); these forms are also nonstandard.

Adverb[edit]

bra (comparative bättre, superlative bäst)

  1. well

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Yola[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French brave, borrowed from Italian bravo, itself of uncertain origin (see there).

Adjective[edit]

bra

  1. brave

References[edit]

  • Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith, page 27

Zazaki[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Persian برادر(barâdar).

Noun[edit]

bra

  1. brother