From Portuguese Brasil, from brasil (“brazilwood”), originally ‘red like an ember’, from brasa (“ember”), ultimately from Proto-Germanic *brasō (“gleed, crackling coal”), and -il (“-ile, -like, -y”) from Latin -īlis (“adjective suffix”).
- A large Portuguese-speaking country in South America. Official name: Federative Republic of Brazil.
- A city, the county seat of Clay County, Indiana, United States.
- (countries of South America) country of South America; Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela
Brazil (plural Brazils)
- A surname from Irish.
- According to the 2010 United States Census, Brazil is the 6373rd most common surname in the United States, belonging to 5343 individuals. Brazil is most common among White (70.19%) and Black/African American (20.4%) individuals.
- Hanks, Patrick, editor (2003), “Brazil”, in Dictionary of American Family Names, volume 1, New York City: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 220.
Brazil m (definite Brazili)
- Obsolete spelling of
Brazil m (Cyrillic spelling Бразил)