Other Word Forms of Brave
Origin of Brave
French brave, borrowed from Italian bravo, itself either from Provençal brau (“show-off”), from Gaulish *bragos (compare Middle Irish breagha (modern breá) 'fine', Breton braga 'to strut') or from Latin *bravus, from a fusion of pravus and barbarus into a root *bravus.
Middle English from Old French from Old Italian or Old Spanish bravo wild, brave, excellent probably from Vulgar Latin brabus from Latin barbarus barbarous
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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