(brall, ll mouillées) s. m.
Piége pour la chasse aux oiseaux.
   XIIe s.
   Que si sont pris come oiselet à broi, Gérard de Vienne, 3593.
   XIIIe s.
   Si se tenront en nostre loi, Tant qu'il nos aient pris al broi, Parton. 9017.
   XVIe s.
   On peut aussi prendre oiseaux par autres manieres, comme est au brail à une guvette, à quoi l'on prend les petits oiseaux, DU CANGE brenexellus..
   Il y a dans le provençal bretz, brec, bres, piége à oiseau ; ancien français, bret (il eut peur d'estre prins au bret, dans RAYNOUARD, Lexique) ; espagn. portug. et ital. brete. Brail, le bas-latin brenexellus, l'ancien français broi, dont brail n'est qu'une autre forme, le dérivé broion qui a le même sens, semblent être de même origine que bret ; mais cette origine est inconnue (<

Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré. . 1872-1877.

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