bordel

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French bordel, diminutive of Late Latin borda.

NounEdit

bordel (plural bordels)

  1. (now rare) A brothel.
    • 1978, Lawrence Durrell, Livia, Faber & Faber 1992 (Avignon Quintet), p. 470:
      Appropriately enough she had given him a rendezvous (for the marriage) at the old Sphinx, opposite the Gare Montparnasse, where the respectable exterior – a family café, where families up from the country came to eat an ice and wat for their train – masked a charming bordel with a high gallery and several spotless cubicles.

CzechEdit

EtymologyEdit

French bordel

NounEdit

bordel m

  1. brothel, whorehouse.
  2. (slang) fuck-up (big mistake).
  3. (vulgar) mess (disagreeable mixture or confusion of things)

External linksEdit

  • bordel in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • bordel in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French bordel (brothel). Compare German Bordell and Swedish bordell.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bɔrdɛl/, [b̥ɒˈd̥ɛlˀ]

NounEdit

bordel n (singular definite bordellet, plural indefinite bordeller)

  1. bordello, brothel, whorehouse

InflectionEdit

SynonymsEdit

  • horehus
  • massageklinik

External linksEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Old French bordel (small house), diminutive of bord, Medieval Latin bordellum, from a Old Frankish *bord (board).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bordel m (plural bordels)

  1. (informal) brothel
  2. (slang) bloody mess (UK), goddamn mess (especially US)

SynonymsEdit

InterjectionEdit

bordel

  1. (vulgar, slang) bloody hell! (UK), Christ almighty!

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French bordel (brothel), from Old French bordel (small house), diminutive of bord, from Medieval Latin bordellum, from Old Frankish *bord (board), from Proto-Germanic *burdą (board, table), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰr̥dʰ-o- (board), suffixed zero-grade form of Proto-Indo-European *bʰer-edʰ- (to cut), suffixed form of Proto-Indo-European *bʰer- (to carve, cut, split, rub).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bordel m (plural bordéis)

  1. brothel

Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

French bordel

NounEdit

bòrdel m (Cyrillic spelling бо̀рдел)

  1. brothel

DeclensionEdit

Last modified on 7 April 2014, at 03:47