bree

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See also: breé and breë

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English bre, bregh, from Old English brēġ(eyelid) (Anglian dialect). Compare West Saxon brǣw, brēaw, brēaġ(eyelid), from Proto-Germanic *brēwō. Cognate with Dutch (wenk)brauw, German Braue. Apparently related to brow.

Noun[edit]

bree ‎(plural brees)

  1. (obsolete or dialectal, Scotland) The eyelid.
  2. (obsolete or dialectal, Scotland) The eyebrow.
  3. (Scotland) The brow; forehead.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English bre, breie(broth; gravy), apparently from Old English brīw, brīġ(pottage; porridge), from Proto-Germanic *brīwaz(porridge; mash), whence also German Brei, Dutch brij. Alternatively, the word could be a cognate of German Brühe(broth), from Middle High German brüeje, from the verb brüejen(to scald, boil), from Proto-Germanic *brōaną, whence modern German brühen, Dutch broeien, Middle Low German brȫjen. This is less likely, however, since the verb is not attested in English nor in Old Norse. Both paths eventually lead to the Proto-Indo-European root *bʰrewh₁-(to boil, toss, cook, brew), whence also English broth and brew.

Noun[edit]

bree ‎(plural brees)

  1. (obsolete outside Scotland) Broth.

Anagrams[edit]


Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish bríg(force, power, value), from Proto-Celtic *brīgos(strength) (compare Welsh bri(fame, distinction)), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷrih₂-g-, a suffixed extended form of *gʷréh₂us(heavy) (compare Latin gravis, Ancient Greek βαρύς(barús), and Sanskrit गुरु(gurú).

Noun[edit]

bree m ‎(genitive singular [please provide], plural [please provide])

  1. power
  2. energy, stamina, vigour
  3. animation, glow
  4. virtue
  5. initiative
  6. validity
  7. drift, essence, gist, significance, implication, importance
  8. effect
  9. interpretation

Mutation[edit]

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bree vree mree
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

bree ‎(verbal noun breeaghey, past participle breeaghit)

  1. to power, energize, invigorate

Mutation[edit]

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bree vree mree
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps from Old English brēowan.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bree ‎(plural brees)

  1. broth, liquor
  2. juice, essence (of a liquid or a flower).

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

bree

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of brear.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of brear.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of brear.