brach

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Originally in plural, from Old French brachez, plural of brachet, a diminutive of Occitan brac, from Frankish. Cognate to the German Bracke.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

brach ‎(plural brachs or braches)

  1. (archaic) A hound, especially a female hound used for hunting.
    • 1605, William Shakespeare, King Lear III.vi:
      Mastiff, greyhound, mongrel grim, / Hound or spaniel, brach or him.
    • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, NYRB 2001, vol.1 p.331:
      A sow-pig by chance sucked a brach, and when she was grown, “would miraculously hunt all manner of deer, and that as well, or rather better than any ordinary hound.”
  2. (archaic, derogatory) A despicable or disagreeable woman.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Shortening of brachiopod.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

brach ‎(plural brachs)

  1. (paleontology, informal) brachiopod

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Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

brach m

  1. (colloquial) bro
  2. (colloquial) guy

External links[edit]

  • brach in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • brach in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

German[edit]

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Verb[edit]

brach

  1. First-person singular preterite of brechen.
  2. Third-person singular preterite of brechen.

Adjective[edit]

brach ‎(not comparable)

  1. fallow

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Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Noun[edit]

brach m ‎(genitive singular bracha)

  1. pus
  2. discharge from eyes during sleep
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

brach f ‎(genitive singular braiche)

  1. Alternative form of braich(malt)
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Verb[edit]

brach ‎(present analytic brachann, future analytic brachfaidh, verbal noun brachadh, past participle brachta)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) Alternative form of braich(malt)
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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
brach bhrach mbrach
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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