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Etymology

Balkans Low [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:fr:Template:lang:la derivations]] brutis, from Gothic *𐌱𐍂𐌿𐌸𐍃 (young woman) (bruethas). (cf. Old English frēo, frēa Old Low German frūa; Old High German froua/frouwa and Middle High German vroue/vrouwe, vrou/vrow; Old Norse frejya, see Freya, Freja/Frejya .)

Pronunciation

Noun

bru f. (plural brus)

  1. (regional) daughter-in-law

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Usage notes

  • The word is slightly dated in general European French, but current in many regions, including Canada.

Old English

Etymology

Germanic *brū, from Indo-European *h₃bʰrū- ‘brow’.

Germanic cognates: Old Saxon brāwa (Dutch brauw), Old High German brāwa (German Braue), Old Norse brún (Norwegian brun).

Indo-European cognates: Ancient Greek ὀφρύς, Avestan brvat-, Old Church Slavonic бръвь (Russian бровь), Lithuanian brùve, Old Irish brú.

Pronunciation

Noun

brū f.

  1. an eyelash; an eyebrow

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