See also: bro. and -bro

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Clipping of brother.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bro (plural bros)

  1. (slang) brother (a male sibling)
  2. (slang) brother (a male comrade or friend; one who shares one’s ideals)
  3. (slang) brother (usually used to address a male)
  4. (slang) fratboy (or someone that espouses the fraternity bro culture)

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BretonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Brythonic *broɣ, from Proto-Celtic *mrogis.

NounEdit

bro f (plural broioù)

  1. country (-side)

DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Danish bro, from Old East Norse brō, from Proto-Germanic *brūwō (bridge; brow), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰruh- (beam, bridge).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /broː/, [b̥ʁoːˀ]

NounEdit

bro c (singular definite broen, plural indefinite broer)

  1. bridge

InflectionEdit

DescendantsEdit

Norwegian Bokmål: bro

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GalloEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

NounEdit

bro m (plural bros)

  1. thorn

KalashaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Sanskrit बृहत् (bṛhat, lofty, high, tall), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰérǵʰonts. Cognate with Persian بلند(boland), English borough.

NounEdit

bro

  1. mountain top, peak
  2. succession of peaks which make up a ridge

NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

NounEdit

bro m (plural bros)

  1. (Jersey) pitcher

Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Danish bro, from Old Danish bro, from Old East Norse brō, from Proto-Germanic *brōwō (bridge; brow), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰruh- (beam; bridge).

NounEdit

bro f or m (definite singular broa or broen, indefinite plural broer, definite plural broene)

  1. bridge

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Sranan TongoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English blow.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

bro

  1. To blow, to produce air currents.
  2. To breathe.

NounEdit

bro

  1. breath

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old East Norse brō, from Proto-Germanic *brōwō (bridge; brow), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰruh- (beam, bridge).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bro c

  1. bridge (a construction that spans a divide)
    Stan mellan broarna
    The town between the bridges (Stockholm old town)
    Släpp ingen djävul över bron, håll ut en stund ännu!
    Let no devil across the bridge, hold out yet a while!
  2. road bank (a road reenforced with stone or timber, in particular across wetlands)
  3. quay
    Synonyms: brygga, skeppsbro
  4. porch
    Jag får min motion när jag går ifrån bron och till vår garageuppfart.
    I get my exercise when I walk from the porch to our driveway.
    Synonym: förstubro

DeclensionEdit

Declension of bro 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative bro bron broar broarna
Genitive bros brons broars broarnas

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WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Welsh bro, from Proto-Brythonic *broɣ, from Proto-Celtic *mrogis. Cognate with Old Irish mruig.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bro f (plural bröydd or brofydd)

  1. region, country, land, neighbourhood, native haunt
  2. border, limit, boundary, march
  3. vale, lowland, champaign

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
bro fro mro unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “bro”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies