brjóst

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse brjóst, from Proto-Germanic *breustą, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰrews- (to swell).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

brjóst n (genitive singular brjósts, nominative plural brjóst)

  1. one of a woman's breasts
  2. breast (chest)
  3. (chiefly poetic) breast (a person's seat of emotion)
  4. the front of something

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Synonyms[edit]

  • (woman's breast): bobbingur (colloquial, somewhat offensive)
  • (chest): bringa
  • (seat of emotion): hjarta (literally "heart")

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *breustą, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰrews- (to swell).

Noun[edit]

brjóst n

  1. breast (chest)
  2. breast (mamma)
  3. (chiefly poetic) breast (a person's seat of emotion)
  4. person, personality
  5. front (facing side)

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Descendants[edit]

  • Icelandic: brjóst
  • Norwegian: bryst
  • Old Swedish: bryst
  • Danish: bryst

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