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brae

[ brey, bree; Scots brey, bree ]
/ breɪ, bri; Scots breɪ, bri /
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noun Scot. and North England.
a slope; declivity; hillside.
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Origin of brae

1300–50; Middle English bra<Old Norse brā brow, cognate with Old English brēaw eyebrow, eyelid, Old High German brāwa (German Braue); for semantic development, cf. brow
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British Dictionary definitions for brae

brae
/ (breɪ, Scottish bre) /

noun Scot
a hill or hillside; slope
(plural) an upland areathe Gleniffer Braes

Word Origin for brae

C14 bra; related to Old Norse brā eyelash, Old High German brāwa eyelid, eyebrow; compare brow
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