Wednesday, March 23, 2011

bruit

bruit [brut] n.

1.) Report; rumor; fame.
2.) [Med.] An abnormal sound of several kinds, heard on ausculation.

bruit v.t.

1.) To report; to noise abroad(GNU Collaborative International Dictionary of English).

Etymology: Old English brut, noise, from Late Latin brugitus, rugire to roar; perhaps influence by the source of "bray".

"Ham. I shall in all my best obey you, madam.
King. Why, 'tis a loving and a fair reply.
Be as ourself in Denmark. Madam, come.
This gentle and unforc'd accord of Hamlet
Sits smiling to my heart; in grace whereof,
No jocund health that Denmark drinks to-day
But the great cannon to the clouds shall tell,
And the King's rouse the heaven shall bruit again,
Respeaking earthly thunder. Come away" (Hamlet, William Shakespeare, ~1600)

15 comments:

Oscar said...

Awesome idea for a blog.
Interesting word as well.

Zakey said...

Thanks!...

Now I know what bruit means..

chups said...

lol, nice blog idea
following for more

Every Day said...

the problem with using words no one knows..is no one knows them.

amBored said...

every day learn something new :) +followed

-E- said...

@Every Day
trust me, use these words (correctly and sparingly) and your professor will be impressed rather than annoyed if she has to look them up.

Triper said...

I love Shakespear, keep it going my friend!

Shoeby said...

I love this idea, I'm going to use this to build my vocabulary more. Thanks! +Followed

Cave et Aude said...

hehe. reminds me of my screensaver. it's also explaning words. :3

Enfer said...

Haha damn it, the interWEbs taught me something :(

DuBi Gamer blogger said...

very good man

consuela bananahammoc said...

Verrry nice!

x +new follower :)

Photo Blog said...

cool blog :> will also follow you!

YourArgumentIsCurrentlyInvalide said...

Awsome!
folowing! :)

SirJohnBear said...

I love this word. One of my old HS teachers taught it to me, it's stuck around.

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