broughten

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From brought +‎ -en (past participle ending of some strong verbs), in mimicry of gotten, shotten, etc. Compare also thoughten, boughten, caughten, etc. formed in a similar way.

Verb[edit]

broughten

  1. (nonstandard, dialectal) past participle of bring
    • 1893, Robert Louis Stevenson, Catriona:
      “Here, Shaws!” she cried, “keek out of the window and see what I have broughten you.”
    • 2013, George Saunders, Pastoralia:
      Gotten by you. Now for the fun. The eating. Eating the good food I have broughten.

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

broughten

  1. plural past of bringen
    Thei lad and broughten vs vnto the next seete of praieng place.