brest

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

brest (plural brests)

  1. Obsolete spelling of breast
    • (Can we date this quote by Edmund Spenser and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      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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Pronunciation[edit]

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
Descendants[edit]
  • English: brest
  • Scots: brest, breist, breest
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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]

Alternative forms[edit]

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.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /brèːst/, /bréːst/, /brɛ́st/

Noun[edit]

brẹ̄st or brȅst m inan

  1. elm (tree)

Inflection[edit]

Masculine inan., hard o-stem
nom. sing. brést
gen. sing. brésta
singular dual plural
nominative brést brésta brésti
accusative brést brésta bréste
genitive brésta bréstov bréstov
dative bréstu bréstoma bréstom
locative bréstu bréstih bréstih
instrumental bréstom bréstoma brésti
Masculine inan., hard o-stem
nom. sing. brèst
gen. sing. brésta
singular dual plural
nominative brèst brésta brésti
accusative brèst brésta bréste
genitive brésta bréstov bréstov
dative bréstu bréstoma bréstom
locative bréstu bréstih bréstih
instrumental bréstom bréstoma brésti

Further reading[edit]

  • brest”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

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