the presumed right to brag or boast, often associated with winning a contest of skill, as cooking or fishing.
notional privileges that are gained by defeating a close rival
the god of poetry and eloquence, son of Odin, husband of Idun: may be an apotheosis of the 9th-century poet Bragi Boddason. Historical Examples The Story of the Volsungs, (Volsunga Saga) Anonymous The Danes in Lancashire and Yorkshire S. W. Partington The Story of Siegfried James Baldwin The Heroes of Asgard Annie Keary The Children […]
Tycho [tee-koh;; Danish ty-koh] /ˈti koʊ;; Danish ˈtü koʊ/ (Show IPA), 1546–1601, Danish astronomer. Historical Examples Terrestrial and Celestial Globes Vol I Edward Luther Stevenson The Witch of Prague F. Marion Crawford The Australian Explorers George Grimm The Boy’s Book of Heroes Helena Peake Successful Exploration Through the Interior of Australia William John Wills History […]
Brahman (def 2). (in later Hinduism) “the Creator,” the first member of the Trimurti, with Vishnu the Preserver and Shiva the Destroyer. one of a breed of large Asian chickens, having feathered legs and small wings and tail. a Brahman bull, steer, or cow. Contemporary Examples Burger King’s New French Fries Took Ten Years to […]
Brahmo Samaj. a modern Hindu movement advocating a monotheistic religion based on the Upanishads, and social and educational reforms according to Western principles.