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YiddishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German bruch, from Old High German bruh, ablaut form of brehhan, whence ברעכן (brekhn, to break). The expected vowel in Yiddish is -u-, but the form may have been influenced by the past participle געבראָכן (gebrokhn, broken). Compare German Bruch.

NounEdit

בראָך (brokhm, plural בראָכן (brokhn)

  1. crack, fracture, break
  2. disaster, calamity
  3. misfortune

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