See also: brot, brót, bröt, brøt, and Brot.

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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)

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

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pfeifer, Wolfgang. 1995, 2005. Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Deutschen. München: dtv. ISBN 3423325119.

External linksEdit

  • 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.

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NounEdit

Brot m (plural Broten)

  1. joint, roast (of meat)

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