Monday, August 23, 2010

word of the day :: bruit


–verb (used with object)
1.  to voice abroad; rumor (used chiefly in the passive and often fol. by about): The report was bruited through the village

2. Medicine/Medical . any generally abnormal sound or murmur heard on auscultation.
3. Archaic . rumor; report.
4. Archaic . noise; din; clamor.
1400–50;  late ME (n.) < AF, OF, n. use of ptp. of bruire  to roar <VL *brūgere,  a conflation of L rūgīre  to bellow and VL *bragere;see bray1

"There is no healing of thy bruise; they wound is grievous: all that hears the bruit of thee shall clap the hands over thee: for upon whom hath not thy wickedness passed continually?"
:: Nahum 3:19,  New King James Bible ::

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