Language families[edit | edit source]

European (counts as one family):

  • English: brush
  • French: brosse
  • German: Bürste
  • Russian: щётка (ščótka), кисть (kistʹ)
  • Spanish: cepillo, escobilla

Austronesian (counts as one family):

  • Indonesian: sikat
  • Filipino: sipilyo

Other:

  • Mandarin: 刷子 (shuāzi), 刷 (shuā)
  • Japanese: 刷子 (hake), ブラシ (burashi)
  • Korean: 솔 (sol), 브러시 (beureosi)
  • Vietnamese: bàn chải "board for combing"
  • Hindi: ब्रश (braś)
  • Telugu: బ్రష్ (braṣ)
  • Arabic: فُرْشَاة (furšāh), فُرْشَة (furša) [Germanic origin]
  • Swahili: burashi, brashi
  • Persian: برس‎ (boros)
  • Turkish: fırça

Consensus[edit | edit source]

Language families:

  • European, Japanese, Korean, Hindi, Telugu, Arabic, Swahili, Persian: 8
  • European, Austronesian: 2

Decision[edit | edit source]

brox, brax

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