bro

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See also: Bro, bro., -bro, and bró

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Clipping of brother.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bro (plural bros)

  1. (slang) brother (a male sibling)
  2. (slang) brother (a male comrade or friend; one who shares one’s ideals)
  3. (slang) brother (usually used to address a male)
  4. (slang) fratboy (or someone that espouses the fraternity bro culture)

Pronoun[edit]

bro (third-person singular, masculine, nominative or objective case)

  1. (slang) he or him
    Bro said he finna go off today
    You gotta go up to bro and say, "I know what you mean"

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Breton[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Brythonic *broɣ, from Proto-Celtic *mrogis.

Noun[edit]

bro f (plural broioù)

  1. country (-side)

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Danish bro, from Old East Norse brō, from Proto-Germanic *brūwō (bridge; brow), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰruh- (beam, bridge).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /broː/, [b̥ʁoːˀ]

Noun[edit]

bro c (singular definite broen, plural indefinite broer)

  1. bridge

Inflection[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Norwegian Bokmål: bro

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Gallo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

bro m (plural bros)

  1. thorn

Kalasha[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit बृहत् (bṛhat, lofty, high, tall), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰérǵʰonts. Cognate with Persian بلند(boland), English borough.

Noun[edit]

bro

  1. mountain top, peak
  2. succession of peaks which make up a ridge

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

bro m (plural bros)

  1. (Jersey) pitcher

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Bokmål Wikipedia has an article on:
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Norwegian Bokmål Wikipedia has an article on:
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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Danish bro, from Old Danish bro, from Old East Norse brō, from Proto-Germanic *brōwō (bridge; brow), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰruh- (beam; bridge).

Noun[edit]

bro f or m (definite singular broa or broen, indefinite plural broer, definite plural broene)

  1. bridge

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Sranan Tongo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English blow.

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Verb[edit]

bro

  1. To blow, to produce air currents.
  2. To breathe.

Noun[edit]

bro

  1. breath

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old East Norse brō, from Proto-Germanic *brōwō (bridge; brow), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰruh- (beam, bridge).

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Noun[edit]

bro c

  1. bridge (a construction that spans a divide)
    Stan mellan broarna
    The town between the bridges (Stockholm old town)
    Släpp ingen djävul över bron, håll ut en stund ännu!
    Let no devil across the bridge, hold out yet a while!
  2. road bank (a road reenforced with stone or timber, in particular across wetlands)
  3. quay
    Synonyms: brygga, skeppsbro
  4. porch
    Jag får min motion när jag går ifrån bron och till vår garageuppfart.
    I get my exercise when I walk from the porch to our driveway.
    Synonym: förstubro

Declension[edit]

Declension of bro 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative bro bron broar broarna
Genitive bros brons broars broarnas

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Welsh bro, from Proto-Brythonic *broɣ, from Proto-Celtic *mrogis. Cognate with Old Irish mruig.

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Noun[edit]

bro f (plural bröydd or brofydd)

  1. region, country, land, neighbourhood, native haunt
  2. border, limit, boundary, march
  3. vale, lowland, champaign

Mutation[edit]

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

References[edit]

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “bro”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies