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BROW

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Indo-European brow could mean both "the edge" and "an eyebrow".

This word describes a thing that is on the shore of an eye.

Old English "brēġ" sounds exactly the same as Slavic word for "the shore" = "breg".


BRU-

Avestan: bruuat

Sanskrit: भ्रू (bhrū́)

Old Church Slavonic: бръвь ⰱⱃⱏⰲⱐ (brŭvĭ)

Lithuanian: bruvis, bruvė

Old East Slavic: бръвь (brŭvĭ)

Old English: brū, bruu

Old Norse: brún

Icelandic: brún

Faeroese: brún

Norwegian: brun

Old Swedish: brūn

German Low German: Bruun

Saterland Frisian: Bruun, Oogenbruun

Swedish: bryn

Danish: bryn

Middle English: bryne

Belarusian: брыво́ (bryvó)

Czech: brva

Slovak: brva

Sogdian: βr’wk’ (βrūk)

Middle Persian: blwk' (brūg)


BRA-

Old Saxon: brāwa, brāha

Middle Low German: brâwe, brâ (in winbrâwe, winbrâ)

Bulgarian: бръв (brǎv)

Polabian Drevani: brawoy

Old High German: brāwa

Middle High German: brāwe, brā

German Low German: Braan

Middle Dutch: brauwe

Dutch: brauw (mostly in wenkbrauw)

German: Braue

Sogdian: brauka

Old Norse: brá

Icelandic: brá

Faroese: brá

Old Swedish: brā

Swedish: -brå (in baldersbrå)


BRE-

Polish: brew

Old Czech: brev

Slovincian: brävjė́

Old English: brǣw, brēaw, brēġ

Middle English: breu

Scots: brew, bree, breers

English: bree


BRO-

Middle English: browe, brou, brow

English: brow

Russian: бровь (brovʹ)

Ukrainian: брова́ (brová)

Polabian: bråvoi ("eyebrows")


BH-

Pali: bhamu

Hindi: भौंह (bhaunh)

Nepali: भौं (bhaũ)

Gujarati: ભવું (bhavũ)

Punjabi: ਭੌਰਾ (bhaurā)

Bengali: ভুরু (bhuru)

Marathi: भुवइ (bhuvai)

Konkani: भुव (bhuv)


B-

Kurdish: birû

English: brine, brim

Central Mazahua: befre

Bulgarian: бърва (bǎrva)


PE-

Tocharian A: pärwāṃ

Tocharian B: pärwāne


O- A-

Ancient Greek: ὀφρύς (ophrús), ὀφρῦς (ophrûs)

Slovene: obȓv

Serbo-Croatian: о̏брва, ȍbrva

Persian: ابرو‎ (abru)


OTHER

Ossetian Digor: æрфуг (ærfug)

Ossetian Iron: ӕрфыг (ærfyg)

Pashto: وروځه‎ (wrúja), وروزه‎ (wrúza)

West Frisian: winbrau


Article published on the 30th of October 2018.