See also: Bree, breé, and breë

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English brewe, bre, bregh, from Old English brēġ (eyelid) (Anglian dialect). Compare West Saxon brǣw, brēaw, brēaġ (eyelid), from Proto-Germanic *brēwō. Cognate with Dutch (wenk)brauw, German Braue. Compare brae from the same source. Apparently related to brow.

NounEdit

bree (plural brees)

  1. (obsolete or dialectal, Scotland) The eyelid.
  2. (obsolete or dialectal, Scotland) The eyebrow.
  3. (Scotland) The brow; forehead.

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English bre, breie (broth; gravy), apparently from Old English brīw, brīġ (pottage; porridge), from Proto-Germanic *brīwaz (porridge; mash), whence also German Brei, Dutch brij. Alternatively, the word could be a cognate of German Brühe (broth), from Middle High German brüeje, from the verb brüejen (to scald, boil), from Proto-Germanic *brōaną, whence modern German brühen, Dutch broeien, Middle Low German brȫjen. This is less likely, however, since the verb is not attested in English nor in Old Norse. Both paths eventually lead to the Proto-Indo-European root *bʰrewh₁- (to boil, toss, cook, brew), whence also English broth and brew.

NounEdit

bree (plural brees)

  1. (obsolete outside Scotland) Broth.

AnagramsEdit


ManxEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish bríg (force, power, value), from Proto-Celtic *brīgos (strength) (compare Welsh bri (fame, distinction)), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷrih₂-g-, a suffixed extended form of *gʷréh₂us (heavy) (compare Latin gravis, Ancient Greek βαρύς (barús), and Sanskrit गुरु (gurú).

NounEdit

bree m (genitive singular [please provide], plural [please provide])

  1. power
  2. energy, stamina, vigour
  3. animation, glow
  4. virtue
  5. initiative
  6. validity
  7. drift, essence, gist, significance, implication, importance
  8. effect
  9. interpretation

MutationEdit

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bree vree mree
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

bree (verbal noun breeaghey, past participle breeaghit)

  1. to power, energize, invigorate

MutationEdit

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bree vree mree
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

bree

  1. Alternative form of brewe

ScotsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Perhaps from Old English brēowan.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bree (plural brees)

  1. broth, liquor
  2. juice, essence (of a liquid or a flower).

SpanishEdit

VerbEdit

bree

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of brear.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of brear.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of brear.