American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Scots A hillside; a slope.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The side of a hill or other rising ground; an acclivity; a stretch of sloping ground; a slope.
- n. An inclined roadway in a mine: commonly used in compounds: as, cuddy-brae.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Scot. A hillside; a slope; a bank; a hill.
- n. a slope or hillside
- From Old Norse brá. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English bra, from Old Norse brā, eyebrow (unattested sense), eyelash. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“‘That light ye see at the top of the brae is his camp.’”
“Don't you see yon bonny, bonny road that lies across the ferny brae, that is the road to fair Elfland, where you and I this night rnaun gae ....”
“That light ye see at the top of the brae is his camp.”
“In the house on the brae was a great kettle, called the boiler, that was said to be fifty years old in the days of Hendry's grandfather, of whom nothing more is known.”
“The brae is a little trying, sir," said I. "Speaking as a physician, I should say that you would do well to rest here before you go further.”
“There is no nook nor cranny, no bank nor brae, which is not, in the time of roses, ablaze with their exuberant loveliness.”
“The word "brae" means slope or declivity; the braes of Doune stretch away east and north from the village.”
“The brae is a little trying, sir," said I. Speaking as a physician, I should say that you would do well to rest here before you go further. ”
“The brae is a little trying, sir," said I. "Speaking as a physician,”
“Like the side of a brae where the torrent had been.”
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Words with interesting etymologies.
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Anything related to Scottish culture, cuisine, language, history and so on. Does not include Gaelic words unless acceptable (roughly speaking!) in a wider sense.
Esoteric words for me
The descriptive science described.
Words related to the land of my birth.
Hill words. Also see over hill.
Weird words you'd never think of using.
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