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See also Brät, braţ, and bråţ

English

Etymology

Origin uncertain.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
brat

Plural
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  1. A child (as a pejorative term); offspring.
    Get that little brat away from me!"
  2. Now often specifically, a selfish or spoiled child.
  3. bratwurst

Translations

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Bosnian

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *bratrъ, *bratъ, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₂tēr.

Noun

brat m. sg. (collective braća)[[Category:Template:lang:bs nouns|brat]]

  1. brother
  2. mate, pal, buddy, when used in informal speech to address somebody in vocative (brate)

Declension

Declension of brat Singular Plural
Nominative brat
Genitive brata
Dative bratu
Accusative brata
Vocative brate
Instrumental bratom
Locative bratu


Usage notes

  • There is no plural form for this noun. Instead, the collective term braća is used for plural meanings.

Croatian

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *bratrъ, *bratъ, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₂tēr.

Noun

brȁt m. (collective braća)

  1. brother
  2. mate, pal, buddy, (when used in informal speech to address somebody in vocative)

Declension

Usage notes

  • There is no plural form for this noun. Instead, the collective term braća is used for plural meanings.

Danish

Adjective

brat

  1. steep
  2. sudden

Irish

Etymology

From Old Irish bratt < Proto-Celtic *bratto-; cf. Welsh brethyn (cloth) < *bratt-ino-.

Pronunciation

  • (Munster) IPA: [bˠɾˠɑt̪ˠ]
  • (Connacht and Ulster) IPA: [bˠɾˠat̪ˠ]

Noun

brat m.

  1. cloak

Declension

First declension

Bare forms:

Case Singular Plural
Nominative brat brait
Vocative a bhrait a bhrata
Genitive brait brat
Dative brat brait

Forms with the definite article:

Case Singular Plural
Nominative an brat na brait
Genitive an bhrait na mbrat
Dative leis an mbrat

don bhrat

leis na brait

Mutation

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
brat bhrat mbrat
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Kashubian

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *bratrъ, *bratъ, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₂tēr.

Noun

brat m.

  1. brother

Polish

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *bratrъ, *bratъ, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₂tēr.

Pronunciation

Noun

brat m. (plural bracia)[[Category:Template:lang:pl nouns|brat]]

  1. brother

Declension

Singular Plural
Nominative brat bracia
Genitive brata braci
Dative bratu braciom
Accusative brata braci
Instrumental bratem braćmi
Locative bracie braciach
Vocative bracie bracia

Derived terms


Scottish Gaelic

Noun

brat m, gen. brata, pl. bratan

  1. A cloak, mantle, veil, or canopy

Serbian

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *bratrъ, *bratъ, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₂tēr.

Noun

brat m. sg. (collective braća)

  1. brother
  2. mate, pal, buddy, when used in informal speech to address somebody in vocative (brate)

Cyrillic spelling

Declension

Declension of brat Singular Plural
Nominative brat
Genitive brata
Dative bratu
Accusative brata
Vocative brate
Instrumental bratom
Locative bratu


Usage notes

  • There is no plural form for this noun. Instead, the collective term braća is used for plural meanings.

Slovak

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *bratrъ, *bratъ, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₂tēr.

Pronunciation

Brut/Brutiu

Noun

brat m.

  1. brother

sing. pl. N brat bratia G brata bratov D braovi bratom A brata bratov L bratovi bratoch I bratom bratmi


Slovene

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *bratrъ, *bratъ, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₂tēr.

Noun

brat m.

  1. brother

Swedish

Etymology

Noun

brat c. plural: brats

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) person who is very careful about following fashion trends; someone who rarely ever acts independently but rather follows peer pressure, usually maintaining an appearance of visible wealth

Usage notes

  • Mainly used in plural, as a collective noun.
  • Can occasionally be seen considered as neuter rather than common.

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