Word Origin for brach
Examples from the Web for brach
In the usual manner the printer was led away by the 'brach' in the following line.
As he elsewhere, it might appear, calls him brach, Hanmer's reading harlot would seem to have been the poet's word.
The brach was loosed, the bear sprang hence; Kriemhild's husband would fain overtake him.The Nibelungenlied|Unknown
The Dupuy brach is slender and has a narrow muzzle, as if it had some harrier blood in its veins.
The above derivation of brach is, however, not quite satisfactory.
Word Origin and History for brach
"bitch hound" (archaic), mid-14c., brache, originally "hound that hunts by scent," from Old French braches "hound, hunting dog," brachez, plural of brachet, of West Germanic origin (cf. Middle Dutch brache, Old High German braccho "hound, setter"), from PIE *bhrag- "to smell" (cf. Middle High German bræhen "to smell," Latin fragrare "to smell sweetly"). Italian bracco is a Germanic loan word.