brest

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

brest (plural brests)

  1. Obsolete spelling of breast
    • Edmund Spenser
      Thereout a strange beast with seven heads arose, / That townes and castles under her brest did coure.

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English brēost, from Proto-Germanic *breustą.

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Noun[edit]

brest (plural brestes or bresten)

  1. chest, thorax
  2. The breast in several contexts:
    1. breast (protrusion on the front of the chest)
    2. female breast (for nursing)
    3. breast (cut of meat)
    4. breast, heart (centre of emotional functioning)
  3. breastplate, chest plate
  4. womb
  5. The front portion of a band or troop
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English byrst and Old Norse brestr, both from Proto-Germanic *brestuz.

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Noun[edit]

brest (plural brestes)

  1. A breaking or smashing.
  2. A noise or clamour.
  3. Damage or injury.
  4. Neediness.
Descendants[edit]
  • English: bryst (obsolete)
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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse brestr

Noun[edit]

brest m (definite singular bresten, indefinite plural brestar or brester, definite plural brestane or brestene)

  1. a crack
    Det er ein brest i dette glaset.
    There is a crack in this glass.
  2. a flaw
    Det er ein brest i logikken din.
    There is a flaw in your logic.

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *berstъ.

Noun[edit]

brest m (Cyrillic spelling брест)

  1. elm

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Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *berstъ.

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Noun[edit]

brést or brèst m inan (genitive brésta, nominative plural brésti)

  1. elm (tree)

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Westrobothnian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse bresta, from Proto-Germanic *brestaną, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰres- (to burst, break, crack, split, separate).

Verb[edit]

brest (preterite brestä)

  1. (transitive) unpick, rip apart what is sewn
  2. (intransitive) sprout, malt; of seed and seed grain