French

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Etymology

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Inherited from Middle French brouiller, from Old French brouiller, from Vulgar Latin *brodiculāre, from *brodicāre (compare Lombard brodigar (to soil, pollute)), from Late Latin brodium (broth, stew, mixture), from Proto-Germanic *bruþą (stock, broth). More at English broth, broil.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /bʁu.je/
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Verb

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brouiller

  1. to blur
  2. to mix up, confuse
  3. to scramble (an egg)
  4. to set at odds, put (someone) off (something)
  5. to jam (a transmission), to scramble (a message)
  6. (reflexive) to become blurred, get mixed up
  7. (reflexive, ~ avec) to fall out
  8. (reflexive, meteorology) to cloud over

Conjugation

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Derived terms

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Descendants

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  • Romanian: bruia

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