- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ə.ˈbɹiː/, /ɑ.ˈbɹi/, /æ.ˈbɹi/, /a.ˈbɹi/
- (US) IPA(key): /ə.ˈbɹi/, /ɑ.ˈbɹi/, /æ.ˈbɹi/, /a.ˈbɹi/
abri (plural abris)
- A shelter; a cavity in a hillside; a shelter on the side of hill with an overhung rock as its roof [First attested in the early 19th century.]
- ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 , ISBN 0-87779-101-5), page 6
- ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 , ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 8
From Middle French abri, from Old French abri (“a place where one is sheltered from the elements or harm”), from abrier (“to cover”), from Late Latin abrigare (“to cover, shelter”), from a- + brigare, from Frankish *berīhan (“to cover, protect”), from Proto-Germanic *bi- (“be-”) + *wrīhaną (“to cover, clothe”), from Proto-Indo-European *werḱ-, *werǵ- (“to twist, weave, tie together”). Cognate with Old High German birīhan (“to cover”), Old English bewrēon (“to cover, enwrap, protect”).
Late Latin abrigare may have also crossed with Old Frankish *bergan (“to take care of, protect, hide”), from Proto-Germanic *berganą (“to care for”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰergʰ- (“to take care”), due to similarity in form and meaning. If so, this would relate the word also to Old High German bergan (“to shelter”) (German bergen) and Old English beorgan (“to save, preserve”). More at borrow.
abri m (plural abris)
- ^ Diez, An etymological dictionary of the Romance languages; chiefly from the German, "Abrigo."
- shelter (physical protection from harm, harsh conditions, etc.)