See also: BRAS, braś, brâs, Brás, Braś, -bras, and برس

English

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bras

  1. plural of bra

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Bislama

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Etymology 1

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From English brush.

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bras

  1. brush

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From English brass.

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bras

  1. (music) brass

Breton

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From Proto-Celtic *brassos (large): (compare Cornish bras (big, great), broas, and Welsh bras (fat, broad, rich)).

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bras (comparative brasoc'h, superlative brasañ, exclamative brasat)

  1. big
    Antonym: bihan

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Cornish

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Etymology 1

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From Proto-Celtic *brassos (large).

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bras

  1. big, great

Etymology 2

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From Proto-Celtic *mratom. Cognate with Welsh brad and Irish brath

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bras m (plural brasow)

  1. plot, conspiracy

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Borrowed from Welsh bras.

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bras m (plural brases)

  1. bunting
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French

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Inherited from Middle French bras, from Old French bras, from Latin brachium, bracchium, from Ancient Greek βραχίων (brakhíōn). Displaced Old French feminine noun brace, ultimately from the same Latin and Ancient Greek roots.

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bras m (plural bras)

  1. arm

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  • Russian: бра (bra)
    • Georgian: ბრა (bra)

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Icelandic

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bras n (genitive singular brass, no plural)

  1. soldering

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Irish

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Etymology 1

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From Proto-Celtic *brassos (large).

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bras (genitive singular masculine brais, genitive singular feminine braise, plural brasa, comparative braise)

  1. (literary) great, strong
  2. (literary) swift
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bras m (genitive singular brais, nominative plural brais)

  1. Alternative form of prás (brass)
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Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bras bhras mbras
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Middle English

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Etymology 1

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From Old English bræs; further origin uncertain.

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bras (uncountable)

  1. brass (copper alloy)
  2. copper (element Cu)
  3. (rare) molten copper
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Etymology 2

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bras

  1. Alternative form of brace

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Verb

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bras

  1. Alternative form of bracen

Middle French

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Etymology

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From Old French bras, from Latin brachium, bracchium, from Ancient Greek βραχίων (brakhíōn).

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bras m (plural bras)

  1. arm

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Norman

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From Old French bras, from Latin brachium, bracchium, from Ancient Greek βραχίων (brakhíōn).

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bras m (plural bras)

  1. (Jersey, Guernsey, anatomy) arm
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Old French

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From Latin brachium, bracchium, from Ancient Greek βραχίων (brakhíōn).

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bras oblique singularm (oblique plural bras, nominative singular bras, nominative plural bras)

  1. arm

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Old Javanese

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Inherited from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bəʀas, from Proto-Austronesian *bəʀas. Doublet of wĕas.

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bras

  1. husked rice
    Synonym: wĕas

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Romanian

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Borrowed from French brasse.

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bras n (plural brasuri)

  1. breaststroke

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From English brush.

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bras

  1. brush

Welsh

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Etymology

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From Proto-Celtic *brassos (large). Cognate with Breton bras, Cornish bras, Irish bras.

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bras (feminine singular bras, plural breision, equative brased, comparative brasach, superlative brasaf)

  1. large, thick, fat
  2. rough, coarse
  3. rough, approximate
  4. (letter) capital
    Synonyms: pennog, mawr

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Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
bras fras mras unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading

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  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “bras”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies