Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Hasty; violent; fierce.
  • noun Violence; fierceness.

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  • noun Violence; fierceness; anger; fury; fit of rage.
  • adjective Hasty; violent; fierce; strong.

Etymologies

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From Middle English brath, from Old Norse bráð ("haste"), from Old Norse bráðr ("hasty"). See above.

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From Middle English brath, broth, braith, from Old Norse bráðr ("hasty, sudden"), from Proto-Germanic *brēþaz (“hot, in a hurry, rushed”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰrē-, *bʰerē- (“steam, vapour”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰer- (“to seethe, toss about, cook”). Cognate with Icelandic bráður ("quick, hasty, excited"), Swedish bråd ("hasty, sudden, urgent"), Danish bråd ("hasty, sudden"). Related to breath, brew.

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