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Etymology

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From Dutch brug, from Middle Dutch brugge, from Old Dutch *brugga, from Proto-Germanic *brugjǭ.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /brœχ/
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Noun

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brug (plural brûe, diminutive bruggie)

  1. bridge, a structure used to cross a gap or a body of water
  2. (on a ship) bridge
  3. (uncountable, card games) bridge
  4. (dentistry) bridge (dental prosthesis)

Breton

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Etymology

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From Middle Breton groegan, from Proto-Brythonic *gwrʉg.

Noun

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brug m

  1. heather

Danish

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): [ˈb̥ʁuˀ], [ˈb̥ʁoˀ]

Etymology 1

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From Middle Low German brūk, related to German Brauch. Derived from the verb bruge, Middle Low German brūken.

Noun

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brug c (singular definite brugen, plural indefinite brug)

  1. use, application
  2. usage
  3. farm
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Etymology 2

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See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb

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brug

  1. imperative of bruge

Dutch

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Etymology

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From Middle Dutch brugge, from Old Dutch brugga, from Proto-West Germanic *bruggju, from Proto-Germanic *brugjǭ.

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Noun

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brug m or f (plural bruggen, diminutive bruggetje n or brugje n)

  1. bridge (construction)
  2. (dentistry) bridge (dental prosthesis)
  3. (chiefly diminutive) A substantive connection in a discourse allowing one to move from one subject to another.

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Descendants

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  • Afrikaans: brug
  • Berbice Creole Dutch: brogi
  • Negerhollands: bruk, brök, brugge
  • Petjo: bruh
  • Papiamentu: brùg, bres
  • Sranan Tongo: broki