An artist's brush used in oil and acrylic painting with a long ferrule and a flat, somewhat tapering bristle head.
Other Word Forms of Bright
Origin of Bright
Old English bryht, metathesis of beorht, from Proto-Germanic *berhtaz (compare Dutch brecht, Norwegian bjart), from pre-Celtic/Germanic *bʰerHgto (compare Welsh berth (“beautiful”)), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰereg- (“to gleam, whiten”) (compare Middle Irish brafad (“blink of an eye”), Lithuanian brekšta (“to dawn”), Russian брезг (brezg, “dawn, daybreak”), Albanian bardhë (“white”), Persian برازیدن (barâzîdan), Sanskrit भ्राजते (bhrájate)).
Middle English from Old English beorht bherəg- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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