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broid (third-person singular simple present broids, present participle broiding, simple past and past participle broided)

  1. Obsolete form of braid.
    • 1611, 1 Timothy, King James Bible:
      In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 broid in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913)



Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish brat, broit f (act of plundering, robbing; spoil, plunder, robbery; captive(s) as spoil; captivity, bondage; affliction, hardship).


broid f (genitive singular broide)

  1. (literary) captive; (collective) captives
  2. captivity, bondage
  3. distress
  4. misery, suspense
  5. press, hurry

Etymology 2[edit]

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


broid f (genitive singular broide, nominative plural broideanna)

  1. sting-fish
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Etymology 3[edit]

From Old Irish bruitid (goads, pricks, verb), from brot m (goad; spike); see brod (goad).


broid (present analytic broideann, future analytic broidfidh, verbal noun broideadh, past participle broidte)

  1. (transitive) goad, prod
  2. (transitive) nudge

Etymology 4[edit]


broid m

  1. vocative singular of brod (goad)
  2. genitive singular of brod
  3. nominative plural of brod
  4. dative plural of brod


Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
broid bhroid mbroid
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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