Quiz: Remember the definition of mal de mer?
"to report," 1520s, from bruit (n.) "rumor, tiding, fame, renown" (mid-15c.), from French bruit (n.), from bruire "to make noise, roar," of uncertain origin. Related: Bruited; bruiting.
bruit bru·it (brōō'ē)
A sound, especially an abnormal one, heard in auscultation.
a rumour or report (Jer. 10:22, R.V. "rumour;" Nah. 3:19).