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See also: bríd and Bríd

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English bridd, of disputed origin.

Alternative forms[edit]



brid (plural briddes)

  1. a young bird, a bird in general
    • a. 1382, John Wycliffe, “Matheu 13:31-32”, in Wycliffe's Bible:
      Another parable Jheſus puttide forth to hem, and ſeide, The kyngdom of heuenes is lijk to a corn of ſeneuey, which a man took, and ſewe in his feeld. / Which is the leeste of alle ſeedis, but whanne it hath woxen, it is the moste of alle wortis, and is maad a tre; ſo that briddis of the eir comen, and dwellen in the bowis therof.
      Jesus put another parable in front of them; he said: "The Kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed that a person took and sowed in their field. / It is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it grows, it is the largest of all the plants; it is a tree, so the birds of the air come and nest in its branches."
Related terms[edit]
  • English: bird
  • Scots: bird

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English brȳd.



  1. Alternative form of bride (bride)



brȋd m (Cyrillic spelling бри̑д)

  1. (graph theory) edge