Origin of braeMiddle English bra, bro from Old Norse bra, eyelid, brow, river bank: see braid
A hillside; a slope.
Origin of braeMiddle English bra from Old Norse brā eyebrow (unattested sense), eyelash
From Old Norse brá.
- Brae signifies the steep bank of a river, and so any slope or hill-side.
- The first hawthorn hedges in Scotland are said to have been planted by soldiers of Cromwell at Inch Buckling Brae in East Lothian and Finlarig in Perthshire.
- Cromwell in his Scottish campaign built the Citadel in 1650 and the mounds on the links, known as "Giant's Brae" and "Lady Fife's Brae," were thrown up by the Protector as batteries.
- In the cervical region the ribs are much reduced, fused with their verte brae and enclosing the transverse canal or foramen.
- Among the most prominent of these men in addition to Brae, Chevalier and Chabannes, were Tristan Lermite, Jean de Daillon, Olivier le Dain (the barber), and after 1472, Philippe de Commines, drawn from the service of Charles the Bold of Burgundy, who became his most intimate adviser and biographer.