bray
I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French braire to cry, bellow, roar, from Vulgar Latin *bragere, of Celtic origin; akin to Old Irish braigid he breaks wind Date: 14th century intransitive verb to utter the characteristic loud harsh cry of a donkey; also to utter a sound like a donkey's transitive verb to utter or play loudly or harshly • bray noun II. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French braier, breier, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German brehhan to break — more at break Date: 14th century 1. to crush or grind fine <
bray seeds in a mortar
>
2. to spread thin <
bray printing ink
>

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