See also: BRA, brá, brà, Brá, -bra, and brå

TranslingualEdit

SymbolEdit

bra

  1. (international standards) ISO 639-2 & ISO 639-3 language code for Braj.

EnglishEdit

 
bra

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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Clipping of brassiere, borrowed from French brassière, from Old French braciere (originally a lining inside armor to protect the arm, but later a garment), from Old French brace (arm), from Latin bracchia, plural of Latin bracchium (forearm), from Ancient Greek βραχίων (brakhíōn, forearm), from Proto-Hellenic *brəkʰús (short) (because the forearm is shorter than the upper arm), inherited from Proto-Indo-European *mréǵʰus.

NounEdit

bra (plural bras)

  1. An item of underwear worn to support the breasts. [from 1920s]
    • 1968, Carl Ruhen, The Key Club, Scripts, page 12:
      Her housecoat had fallen open. She was wearing only panties and bra, which did nothing to make her scrawny, wrinkled body appealing.
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Etymology 2Edit

 
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From bracket, referring to the notation introduced in 1939 by Paul Dirac.

NounEdit

bra (plural bras)

  1. (physics) One of the two vectors in the standard notation for describing quantum states in quantum mechanics, the other being the ket.
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Etymology 3Edit

Representing a different pronunciation of bro (brother).

NounEdit

bra (plural bras)

  1. (slang) Alternative form of bro; friend, mate
    Take it easy, bra!
    • 2009, Todd Johnson, Influence
      “Famalam, I ain't even gon lie to ya man, I am super happy to be finally maxing out on parole my real. This violation was definitely a reality check Bra!” Influence replied to his comrade.

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AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English bra.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bra (plural bra's)

  1. bra, brassiere
  2. (Cape Afrikaans) bro, brah, bruh

CebuanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English bra, shortened from brassiere, from French brassière.

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: bra

NounEdit

bra

  1. a bra; a brassiere

QuotationsEdit

For quotations using this term, see Citations:bra.


GaroEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

bra

  1. arrow

Haitian CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French bras (arm)

NounEdit

bra

  1. arm

KhotaneseEdit

AdjectiveEdit

bra

  1. dear

NormanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • brâs (continental Normandy)
  • bras (Jersey, Guernsey)

EtymologyEdit

From Old French bras, from Vulgar Latin *bracium, from Classical Latin bracchium, from Ancient Greek βραχίων (brakhíōn).

NounEdit

bra m (plural bras)

  1. (Sark, anatomy) arm

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French brave.

PronunciationEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

bra (indeclinable, comparative bedre, indefinite superlative best, definite superlative beste)

  1. good, fine

Derived termsEdit

AdverbEdit

bra

  1. well

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French brave.

AdjectiveEdit

bra (indeclinable, comparative betre, indefinite superlative best, definite superlative beste)

  1. good, fine

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ScotsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from braf (good, brave); from Low German brav; from French brave, borrowed from Italian bravo.

AdjectiveEdit

bra (comparative mair bra, superlative maist bra)

  1. Very good or agreeable.

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Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from bra, shortened from brassiere.

NounEdit

bra (plural bras)

  1. An item of underwear worn to support the breasts.

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SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Since at least 1621, from braf (good, brave); from Low German brav; from French brave, borrowed from Italian bravo.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

bra (comparative bättre, superlative bäst)

  1. good

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of bra
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular bra bättre bäst
Neuter singular bra bättre bäst
Plural bra bättre bäst
Masculine plural3 bra bättre bäst
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 bra bättre bäste
All bra bättre bästa
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic

Usage notesEdit

In informal (often jocular or childish) contexts, bäst may be inflected further and given the comparative bästare (bester) and the superlative bästast, bästaste (bestest); these forms are also nonstandard.

AdverbEdit

bra (comparative bättre, superlative bäst)

  1. well

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YolaEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French brave, borrowed from Italian bravo, itself of uncertain origin.

AdjectiveEdit

bra

  1. brave, pretty well

ReferencesEdit

  • Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith, page 27

ZazakiEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare Persian برادر(barâdar).

NounEdit

bra

  1. brother