brae

noun
\ ˈbrā How to pronounce brae (audio) \

Definition of brae

chiefly Scotland
: a hillside especially along a river

First Known Use of brae

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for brae

Middle English bra, from Old Norse brā eyelid; akin to Old English brǣw eyebrow, and probably to Old English bregdan to move quickly — more at braid

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“Brae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brae. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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