brug

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch brug, from Middle Dutch brugge, from Old Dutch *brugga, from Proto-Germanic *brugjǭ.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

brug (plural brûe, diminutive bruggie)

  1. bridge, a structure used to cross a gap or a body of water
  2. (on a ship) bridge
  3. (uncountable, card games) bridge

Breton[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

brug m

  1. heather

Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈb̥ʁuˀ], [ˈb̥ʁoˀ]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Low German brūk, related to German Brauch. Derived from the verb bruge, Middle Low German brūken, from Proto-Germanic *brūkaną (use, employ, consume).

Noun[edit]

brug c (singular definite brugen, plural indefinite brug)

  1. use, application
  2. usage
  3. farm
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

brug

  1. imperativ of bruge

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch brugge, from Old Dutch brugga, from Proto-West Germanic *bruggju, from Proto-Germanic *brugjǭ.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /brʏx/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: brug
  • Rhymes: -ʏx

Noun[edit]

brug m or f (plural bruggen, diminutive bruggetje n or brugje n)

  1. bridge (construction)
  2. (dentistry) bridge (dental prosthesis)
  3. (chiefly diminutive) A substantive connection in a discourse allowing one to move from one subject to another.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: brug
  • Papiamentu: brùg