noun Scot. and North England.
Origin of brae
Examples from the Web for brae
At this moment Lord William Douglas, seeing the commotion on the outposts, came down the brae through the broom.The Black Douglas|S. R. Crockett
Now I felt both traitor and spy as I tracked my cousin down the brae.The Men of the Moss-Hags|S. R. Crockett
Doesna your grandmother need you, nor your mother, and can you come up the brae with that braw gown on?David Fleming's Forgiveness|Margaret Murray Robertson
The latter is almost a sufficient explanation; but if we must be particular, Mr. Brae has yet more to tell us.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems|Geoffrey Chaucer
Marjory ever afterwards associated the smell of camphor with Sunday mornings at Hunters' Brae.Hunter's Marjory|Margaret Bruce Clarke
Word Origin for brae
"steep slope," in northern England especially "the sides of a hill," early 14c., from Scottish, "slope, river bank," from Old Norse bra "eyelash," cognate with Old English bræw "eyelid," German Braue "eyebrow" (see brow). "The word must have passed through the sense of 'eye-brow' to 'brow of a hill', supercilium (cf. OE. eaghill 'eye-hill'=eyebrow)" [OED].