braca

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See also: braça and braća

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin brāca.

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Noun[edit]

braca f (plural brache)

  1. trouser leg
  2. (in the plural) trousers, pants, breeches
  3. harness

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Transalpine Gaulish *brāca, perhaps from Proto-Germanic *brāks, *brōks (rump, hindquarters, leggings, trousers), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰrāg- (rump, hock, hindquarters), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰreg- (to break, crack, split). Cognate with Latin suffrāgō (hindquarters, hock, rump).

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Noun[edit]

brāca f (genitive brācae); first declension

  1. (chiefly in the plural) trousers, breeches (not worn by the Romans)

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative brāca brācae
genitive brācae brācārum
dative brācae brācīs
accusative brācam brācās
ablative brācā brācīs
vocative brāca brācae

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References[edit]

  • braca in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “braca”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre