breost

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Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

breost (plural breostes or breosten)

  • (Early ME) Alternative form of brest (breast)

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *breustą, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰrews- (to swell). Compare Old Frisian briast, brast, Old Saxon briost, Old Norse brjóst; cf. also Old High German brust.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

brēost n, f

  1. breast
  2. chest
  3. bosom (seat of emotions located in the chest area)

Declension[edit]

Usual (neuter) declension:

Feminine declension:

Descendants[edit]