Irish edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Old Irish brú (abdomen, belly; bowels, entrails; womb), from Proto-Celtic *brusū.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

broinn f (genitive singular broinne or bronn, nominative plural broinnte)

  1. womb
  2. Alternative form of broinne (breast, bosom; brink, verge)

Declension edit

As second-declension noun:

As fifth-declension noun:

Derived terms edit

Mutation edit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
broinn bhroinn mbroinn
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading edit

Scottish Gaelic edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

broinn f

  1. dative singular of brù

Usage notes edit