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EtymologyEdit

With widespread dialectal -ā--ō- from Middle High German brādem, from Old High German brādam, from Proto-Germanic **brēþmaz, probably a secondary alteration of *brēþiz by conflation with *ēþmaz, whence German Atem, Odem. Cognate with English breath.

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Brodem m ‎(genitive Brodems, no plural)

  1. (dated, literary) vapor
  2. (dated, literary) strong smell
    • 1924, Kurt Tucholsky, Vor Verdun, in: Die Weltbühne, volume 20, no. 32, Verlag der Weltbühne, page 219:
      Einer raucht einen beißenden Tabak, und man wittert die Soldatenatmosphäre, die überall auf der ganzen Welt gleich war: den Brodem von Leder, Schweiß, Heu, Essensgeruch, Tabak und Menschenausdünstung.
      One smokes a stinging tabacco and you scent the soldier's atmosphere that was the same everywhere in the whole world: the strong smell of leather, sweat, hay, smell of food, tobacco and human perspiration.

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