See also: Bratt, brátt, brått, and brȧtt

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse brattr, brantr, of uncertain origin, but possibly from Proto-Indo-European *bʰren- (project), related to Old English brant (steep), Latvian bruôds (roof ridge).

Cognate with Faroese and Icelandic brattur, Danish brat, Swedish brant, and Old English brant, bront (English brant, brent, Scots brent).

AdjectiveEdit

bratt (neuter singular bratt, definite singular and plural bratte, comparative brattere, indefinite superlative brattest, definite superlative bratteste)

  1. steep

AdverbEdit

bratt

  1. steeply

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse brattr, brantr, of uncertain origin, but possibly ultimately from the Proto-Indo-European root *bʰren- (project). Related to Old English brant (steep) and Latvian bruôds (roof ridge). Cognates include Faroese and Icelandic brattur, Danish brat, Swedish brant, and Old English brant, bront (English brant, brent, Scots brent).

AdjectiveEdit

bratt (indefinite singular bratt, definite singular and plural bratte, comparative brattare, indefinite superlative brattast, definite superlative brattaste)

  1. steep
  2. (about a person) tall

AdverbEdit

bratt

  1. steeply

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • “bratt” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.
  • Pokorny, Julius, Indogermanisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch, Tübingen: A. Francke Verlag, 1959.

Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *brattos.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bratt m (genitive braitt, nominative plural braitt)

  1. cloak
  2. cloth

InflectionEdit

Masculine o-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative bratt brattL braittL
Vocative braitt brattL brattuH
Accusative brattN brattL brattuH
Genitive braittL bratt brattN
Dative brutL, brotL brattaib brattaib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

DescendantsEdit

  • Irish: brat
  • Manx: brat
  • Scottish Gaelic: brat

MutationEdit

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

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