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  • adj. Hasty; violent; fierce; strong.
  • n. Violence; fierceness; anger; fury; fit of rage.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

Etymologies

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

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