brachet

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See also: Brachet and brächet

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English brachet, from Old French brachet, a diminutive of Old Occitan brac, from Frankish.

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Noun[edit]

brachet (plural brachets)

  1. (obsolete) A female hunting hound that hunts by scent.
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, chapter V, in Le Morte Darthur, book III:
      Ryght so as they sat ther came rennyng in a whyte hert in to the halle and a whyte brachet next hym and xxx couple of black rennyng houndes cam after with a greete crye
    • 1987, Gene Wolfe, The Urth of the New Sun (fiction, hardcover), 1st edition, Tor, →ISBN, LCCN 87-50478, page 44:
      I followed it as well as I could, I who have so often boasted of my memory now sniffing along for what seemed a league at least like a brachet and ready almost to yelp for joy at the thought of a place I knew, after so much emptiness, silence, and blackness.

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Etymology[edit]

Diminutive of Old French and Old Occitan brac (hound), from Old High German and Frankish *brakko, from Proto-Germanic *brak (dog that hunts by scent), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰreh₂g- (to smell). Cognate with Old High German braccho.

Noun[edit]

brachet m (oblique plural brachez or brachetz, nominative singular brachez or brachetz, nominative plural brachet)

  1. hunting dog trained to follow the scent of an animal

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  • English: brachet

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