j. h. breasted

Breasted

[bres-tid]
noun
James Henry, 1865–1935, U.S. archaeologist and historian of ancient Egypt.
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breast
O.E. breost "breast, bosom; mind, thought, disposition," from P.Gmc. *breustam "breast" (cf. O.S. briost, O.Fris. briast, O.N. brjost, Du. borst, Ger. brust, Goth. brusts), perhaps lit. "swelling" and from PIE base *bhreus- "to swell, sprout" (cf. M.Ir. bruasach "having a broad, strong chest," O.Ir.
bruinne "breast"). The spelling conforms to the Scottish and northern England dialectal pronunciation. Figurative sense of "seat of the emotions" was in O.E.
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breast (brěst)
n.

  1. Either of two milk-secreting, glandular organs on the chest of a woman; mammary gland; mamma.

  2. A corresponding rudimentary gland in the male.

  3. The superior ventral surface of the human body, extending from the neck to the abdomen.

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