brig

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English[edit]

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a Brig-rigged vessel

Etymology 1[edit]

Abbreviated from brigantine, from Italian brigantino; in sense “jail”, from the use of such ships as prisons.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

brig (plural brigs)

  1. (nautical) A two-masted vessel, square-rigged on both foremast and mainmast
  2. (US) A jail or guardhouse, especially in a naval military prison or jail on a ship, navy base, or (in fiction) spacecraft.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

brig (plural brigs)

  1. (Scotland) bridge
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Etymology 3[edit]

Shortening of brigadier

Noun[edit]

brig (plural brigs)

  1. Brigadier.

References[edit]

  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967

Polabian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *bergъ.

Noun[edit]

brig m

  1. bank, shore (of a river)

Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse bryggja

Noun[edit]

brig

  1. (chiefly Scotland, Northern England and Ulster)
    Stirling BrigStirling Bridge
    The craic brigThe craic bridge (craic is an Irish spelling of the word crack, but both spellings have the same meaning)

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English brig.

Noun[edit]

brig m (Cyrillic spelling бриг)

  1. A brig (two-masted vessel)

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Welsh[edit]

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Noun[edit]

brig m (plural brigau)

  1. crest, peak, summit, top

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
brig frig mrig unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.