From Middle French breche, bresche, from Old French breche, bresche (“a breach, an opening, crack”), from Old Frankish *breka (“a breach, break”), from Proto-Germanic *brekō (“a breaking, breach, fallow ground”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰreǵ- (“to break, crack”). Cognate with Old High German brecha (“a break”). More at break.
brèche f (plural brèches)
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