See also: bru, BRU, and brù

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse brú, from Proto-Germanic *brōwō, *brūwō.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

brú f (genitive singular brúar, nominative plural brýr)

  1. bridge

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

AnagramsEdit


IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Related to bruíon and Middle Irish bruiden (hostel, large banqueting hall).

NounEdit

brú m (genitive singular brú, nominative plural brúnna)

  1. hostel
DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

NounEdit

brú m (genitive singular as substantive brú, genitive as verbal noun brúite, nominative plural brúnna)

  1. verbal noun of brúigh
  2. press, crush
  3. pressure
  4. bruise (mark on fruit)
  5. dent
DeclensionEdit
As verbal noun
As substantive
Alternative formsEdit
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

VerbEdit

brú

  1. present subjunctive analytic of brúigh
Alternative formsEdit

Etymology 4Edit

From Old Irish brú, bruig, from Proto-Celtic *mrogis.

NounEdit

brú f (genitive singular brú, nominative plural brúnna)

  1. brink, verge
    Ar bhrú éaga.On the verge of death.
  2. bank (of river)
DeclensionEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
brú bhrú mbrú
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit


Old IrishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Celtic *brusū.

NounEdit

brú f

  1. belly, abdomen
  2. breast
  3. womb
InflectionEdit
Feminine n-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative brú broinnL broinn
Vocative brú broinnL bronnaH
Accusative broinnN broinnL bronnaH
Genitive bronn bronnL bronnN
Dative broinnL, brúL bronnaib bronnaib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization
DescendantsEdit
  • Middle Irish: broinn

Further readingEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Celtic *mrogis.

NounEdit

brú ?

  1. edge, brink
  2. bank
InflectionEdit

The dative singular is also brú; no other forms are attested.

Further readingEdit

MutationEdit

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
brú brú
pronounced with /v(ʲ)-/
mbrú
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.