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See also: bræ and -brae

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EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse brá.

NounEdit

brae (plural braes)

  1. (Scotland) The sloping bank of a river-valley; any slope or hillside.
    • 1817, Walter Scott, Rob Roy:
      Was it not Wat the Devil, who drove all the year-old hogs off the braes of Lanthorn-side, in the very recent days of my grandfather's father?
    • 1881, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Inversnaid
      Degged with dew, dappled with dew
      Are the groins of the braes that the brook treads through
    • 1995, Alan Warner, Morvern Callar, Vintage 2015, p. 19:
      The party was in a big bungalow with an enormous brae for a garden.

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NounEdit

brae (plural braes)

  1. a hillside, hill
  2. a slope or bank

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