AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From *bren +‎ -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, definite plural brezat)

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

DeclensionEdit

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

Serbo-CroatianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PrepositionEdit

brez (Cyrillic spelling брез) (+ genitive case)

  1. (Croatia, Kajkavian, Chakavian) without

SloveneEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

brez

  1. (with genitive) without

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

NounEdit

brez

  1. genitive dual/plural of breza

Further readingEdit

  • brez”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran