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EnglishEdit

NounEdit

brest (plural brests)

  1. Obsolete spelling of breast

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Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English brēost, from Proto-Germanic *breustą.

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

brest (plural brestes or bresten)

  1. chest, thorax
  2. The breast in several contexts:
    1. breast (protrusion on the front of the chest)
    2. female breast (for nursing)
    3. breast (cut of meat)
    4. breast, heart (centre of emotional functioning)
  3. breastplate, chest plate
  4. womb
  5. The front portion of a band or troop
DescendantsEdit
ReferencesEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old English byrst and Old Norse brestr, both from Proto-Germanic *brestuz.

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

brest (plural brestes)

  1. A breaking or smashing.
  2. A noise or clamour.
  3. Damage or injury.
  4. Neediness.
DescendantsEdit
  • English: bryst (obsolete)
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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse brestr

NounEdit

brest m (definite singular bresten, indefinite plural brestar or brester, definite plural brestane or brestene)

  1. a crack
    Det er ein brest i dette glaset.
    There is a crack in this glass.
  2. a flaw
    Det er ein brest i logikken din.
    There is a flaw in your logic.

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *berstъ.

NounEdit

brest m (Cyrillic spelling брест)

  1. elm

DeclensionEdit


SloveneEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *berstъ.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

brést or brèst m inan (genitive brésta, nominative plural brésti)

  1. elm (tree)

DeclensionEdit


WestrobothnianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse bresta, from Proto-Germanic *brestaną, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰres- (to burst, break, crack, split, separate).

VerbEdit

brest (preterite brestä)

  1. (transitive) unpick, rip apart what is sewn
  2. (intransitive) sprout, malt; of seed and seed grain