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AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From *bren + suffix -ëz, from Proto-Albanian *breuna, from Proto-Indo-European *breun- (compare Old English prēon ‘pin, brooch needle’, Lithuanian briaunà ‘edge’).[1][2] Lent Romanian brâu ~ dialectal brân.[1]

NounEdit

brez m (indefinite plural breza, definite singular brezi)

  1. belt, girdle, waistband
  2. sash
  3. waistline, midriff
  4. (by extension) climatic zone
  5. (by extension) generation, bloodline

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Orel, Vladimir (1998), “brez”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Köln: Brill, page 36.
  2. ^ Vladimir Orel, A Handbook of Germanic Etymology (Leiden: Brill, 2003), 293.

Serbo-CroatianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PrepositionEdit

brez (Cyrillic spelling брез)

  1. (Croatia) without

SloveneEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *bez, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeǵʰ-

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

brez

  1. (with genitive) without