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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Scots birse(bristle, hair).

NounEdit

birse ‎(plural birses)

  1. (Scotland) bristle

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ScotsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

birse ‎(plural birses)

  1. bristle, hair
  2. sheaf, plume (of bristles)
  3. beard
  4. anger, temper
Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

birse ‎(third-person singular present birses, present participle birsin, past birsed, past participle birsed)

  1. to put a bristle on
  2. to flare up, get angry
Derived termsEdit
  • birsie(bristly, hairy; hot-tempered, passionate; of the weather: keen, sharp; difficult)
  • birsed-ends(a shoemaker's thread)

Etymology 2Edit

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

birse ‎(plural birses)

  1. (medicine) bruise
  2. pressure

VerbEdit

birse ‎(third-person singular present birses, present participle birsin, past birsed, past participle birsed)

  1. to bruise
  2. to push, press, squeeze
Derived termsEdit