broc

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See also: broć and bróc

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin broccus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

broc m (plural brocs)

  1. spout
  2. stick
  3. trifle
  4. (in the plural) excuses, pretexts
    No fotem, que no estic per brocs.Let's not fuck around, I'm not in the mood for excuses.

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French[edit]

un broc à toilettea ewer for dressing table
un broc à laita pitcher for milk

Etymology[edit]

Origin uncertain, perhaps borrowed from Old Provençal broc, related to Italian brocca (jug).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bʁo/
    • (file)
  • IPA(key): /bʁɔ/ (older, now chiefly Belgium)
  • IPA(key): /bʁɔk/ (substandard, but sometimes heard; compare croc)
  • Rhymes: -o, , -ɔk

Noun[edit]

broc m (plural brocs)

  1. ewer, pitcher

Further reading[edit]


Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish brocc, from Proto-Celtic *brokkos (badger) (compare Welsh broch).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

broc m (genitive singular broic, nominative plural broic)

  1. badger

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
broc bhroc mbroc
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • "broc" in Foclóir Gaeilge–Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Entries containing “broc” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “broc” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Manx[edit]

Noun[edit]

broc m (genitive singular broc, plural brockyn)

  1. Alternative form of brock

Mutation[edit]

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
broc vroc mroc
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Old English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *brōk.

Noun[edit]

brōc f

  1. (in the plural) underpants; see brēċ
  2. (euphemistic) butt
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *brōk (etymology 2).

Noun[edit]

brōc m

  1. brook
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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Broc (1).

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish brocc. Cognates include Irish broc and Manx broc.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pɾɔʰk/
  • Hyphenation: broc

Noun[edit]

broc m (genitive singular bruic, plural bruic)

  1. badger (Meles meles)
  2. (obsolete) Synonym of faol (wolf)

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
broc bhroc
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • Colin Mark (2003), “broc”, in The Gaelic-English dictionary, London: Routledge, →ISBN, page 93