See also: bru, BRU, and brù

Icelandic edit

Etymology edit

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

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

brú f (genitive singular brúar, nominative plural brýr)

  1. bridge

Declension edit

Derived terms edit

Anagrams edit

Irish edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

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

Noun edit

brú m (genitive singular brú, nominative plural brúnna)

  1. hostel
Declension edit
Derived terms edit

Etymology 2 edit

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

Noun edit

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
Declension edit
As verbal noun
As substantive
Alternative forms edit
Derived terms edit

Etymology 3 edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb edit

brú

  1. present subjunctive analytic of brúigh
Alternative forms edit

Etymology 4 edit

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

Noun edit

brú f (genitive singular brú, nominative plural brúnna)

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

Mutation edit

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.

Further reading edit

Old Irish edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Proto-Celtic *brusū.

Noun edit

brú f

  1. belly, abdomen
  2. breast
  3. womb
Inflection edit
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
Descendants edit
  • Middle Irish: broinn

Further reading edit

Etymology 2 edit

From Proto-Celtic *mrogis.

Noun edit

brú ?

  1. edge, brink
  2. bank
Inflection edit

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

Further reading edit

Mutation edit

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.

Old Norse edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

from Proto-Germanic *brōwō, *brūwō.

Noun edit

brú f

  1. bridge

Descendants edit

  • Icelandic: brú
  • Faroese: brú
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: bru
    • Norwegian Bokmål: bru (See there for further information)