braai etymology

Afrikaans word braai comes from Proto-Germanic *brēdaną (To roast (meat). To warm, heat, broil.), Proto-Indo-European *bʰébʰrus (Beaver.)

Detailed word origin of braai

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*brēdaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To roast (meat). To warm, heat, broil.
*bʰébʰrus Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Beaver.
*brādan Old Dutch (odt)
braden Middle Dutch (dum) To burn. To heat. To roast, to broil.
brâden Middle Dutch (dum)
braden Dutch (nld) (transitive) to roast; to grill. (transitive, chiefly with meat) to pan-fry.
braai Afrikaans (afr) A barbecue. A social meeting, including the braaing of meat. An open outdoor grill built specifically for the purpose of braaing (cooking) To grill meat over an open flame.

Words with the same origin as braai

Descendants of *bʰébʰrus