brez

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From *bren + suffix -ëz, from Proto-Albanian *breuna, from Proto-Indo-European *breun- (compare Old English prēon ‘pin, brooch needle’, Lithuanian briaunà ‘edge’).[1][2] Lent Romanian brâu ~ dialectal brân.[1]

Noun[edit]

brez m (indefinite plural breza, definite singular brezi)

  1. belt, girdle, waistband
  2. sash
  3. waistline, midriff
  4. (by extension) climatic zone
  5. (by extension) generation, bloodline

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Orel, Vladimir (1998), “brez”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Köln: Brill, page 36.
  2. ^ Vladimir Orel, A Handbook of Germanic Etymology (Leiden: Brill, 2003), 293.

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Preposition[edit]

brez (Cyrillic spelling брез)

  1. (Croatia) without

Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *bez, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeǵʰ-

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

brez

  1. (with genitive) without