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Central FranconianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • Brut (Ripuarian, northern Moselle Franconian)

NounEdit

Brot n

  1. (southern Moselle Franconian) bread
  2. (same region) loaf of bread

GermanEdit

 Brot on German Wikipedia
 
Zwei Brote — Two loaves of bread (2)
 
Mehrere Scheiben Roggenbrot — Several slices of rye bread (1)

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German brōt, from Old High German brōt (attested since the 8th century), from Proto-Germanic *braudą, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰrew- (to seethe, to boil). Originally, the meaning of Brot was "what has been fermented, leaven" and may be a nominal derivative from Proto-Germanic *brewwaną (to brew) (whence German brauen). It replaced the older Laib (loaf) which was the more common term in Old High German (compare the use of hlāf and brēad in Old English).[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bʁoːt/
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  • Rhymes: -oːt
  • Hyphenation: Brot

NounEdit

Brot n (genitive Brotes or Brots, plural Brote, diminutive Brötchen n)

  1. (usually uncountable) bread
  2. (countable) loaf of bread
  3. (countable) slice of bread; sandwich
  4. (uncountable, figuratively) livelihood, subsistence

DeclensionEdit

HyponymsEdit

bread: Hyponyms derived of Brot
Other hyponyms of Brot
slice of bread: Hyponyms derived of Brot
  • (livelihood): Gnadenbrot
  • Derived termsEdit

    livelihood

    Related termsEdit

    See alsoEdit

    ReferencesEdit

    1. ^ Pfeifer, Wolfgang. 1995, 2005. Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Deutschen. München: dtv. →ISBN.

    Further readingEdit

    • Brot in Duden online

    German Low GermanEdit

    Alternative formsEdit

    EtymologyEdit

    From Old Saxon *brōd, from Proto-Germanic *braudą. Compare German Brot, Dutch brood, West Frisian brea, English bread, Danish brød.

    NounEdit

    Brot n

    1. (in many dialects, including Low Prussian) bread (foodstuff made by baking dough)
    2. (in some dialects, including Low Prussian) a piece (loaf, slice) of bread

    SynonymsEdit

    • ('bread', or especially 'a piece of bread'): Brotke (Low Prussian, diminutive)

    LuxembourgishEdit

    EtymologyEdit

    From Old High German brāto, from Proto-Germanic *brēdô. Cognate with German Braten, Dutch braad, Icelandic bráð.

    PronunciationEdit

    NounEdit

    Brot m (plural Broten)

    1. joint, roast (of meat)

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    Pennsylvania GermanEdit

    EtymologyEdit

    From Old High German brōt. Compare German Brot, Dutch brood, English bread.

    NounEdit

    Brot n

    1. bread