broche

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from French broche.

Noun[edit]

broche (plural broches)

  1. Obsolete form of brooch.

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

broche (third-person singular simple present broches, present participle broching, simple past and past participle broched)

  1. Obsolete form of broach.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for broche in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French broche, from Vulgar Latin brocca, feminine substantive of Classical Latin broccus (pointy-toothed or prominent-toothed), ultimately from Gaulish, compare Old Irish brog (awl).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bʁɔʃ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɔʃ

Noun[edit]

broche f (plural broches)

  1. (jewellery) brooch, pin
  2. (cooking) spit, skewer
    poulet à la brochechicken on the spit
  3. spike, peg

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Verb[edit]

broche

  1. first-person singular present indicative of brocher
  2. third-person singular present indicative of brocher
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of brocher
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of brocher
  5. second-person singular imperative of brocher

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Interlingue[edit]

Noun[edit]

broche

  1. brooch

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

broche f (invariable)

  1. (mycology) sheathed woodtuft (Kuehneromyces mutabilis (synonym: Pholiota mutabilis)).

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French broche, from Vulgar Latin *brocca, from Latin broccus.

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

broche (plural broches)

  1. A spear or pike; a weapon for impalement.
  2. A spit; a rod for cooking meat on.
  3. A brooch; jewelry mounted on a pin.
  4. Any piece of jewelry or ornamentation.
  5. Any other long rod, pole, or needle.
  6. (rare, figuratively) Something very valuable.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old French brochier.

Verb[edit]

broche

  1. Alternative form of brochen

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French broche, from Vulgar Latin brocca, feminine substantive of Classical Latin brocchus (pointed, sharp).

Noun[edit]

broche f (plural broches)

  1. (Jersey, cooking) spit

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin brocca, feminine substantive of Classical Latin brocchus (pointed, sharp).

Noun[edit]

broche f (oblique plural broches, nominative singular broche, nominative plural broches)

  1. brooch, pin (jewellery)
  2. (cooking) spit

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (broche, supplement)

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

broche m (plural broches)

  1. brooch
  2. clasp

Verb[edit]

broche

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of brochar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of brochar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of brochar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of brochar

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French broche.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

broche m (plural broches)

  1. clasp, brooch
  2. paperclip
  3. cuff link, cufflink
  4. punch line (final, concluding statement)
  5. (Argentina) clothes peg

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