broch

Definition of broch

 (Entry 1 of 2)

obsolete variant of

broch

noun
\ ˈbräḵ, ˈbrəḵ \
plural -s

Definition of broch (Entry 2 of 2)

1 Scottish : a luminous ring around the moon popularly regarded as an omen of bad weather
2 : one of the prehistoric circular stone towers found on the Orkney and Shetland islands and the Scottish mainland and usually consisting of double walls enclosing small apartments about a central court

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History and Etymology for broch

Noun

Scots broch, bruch, literally, borough, from Middle English (Scots) brugh borough, alteration of Middle English burgh

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“Broch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/broch. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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