See also: brach

LuxembourgishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Originally referring to a kind of bread soup made with soured milk. Hence from a variant of Middle High German brocke (broken-off piece, especially of bread) or the verb brocken (to break into pieces); compare German Brocken, brocken, Dutch brok. If the -ch- is old, it may be due to hypercorrection (during the interaction of Frankish and High German influences), otherwise it may be a later adaptation to the related Luxembourgish briechen (to break), Broch (fracture). The feminine gender probably from Mëllech (milk) and/or Zopp (soup), perhaps from an underlying compound *Brachmëllech, *Brachzopp, the former of which is attested in adjacent dialects in Germany.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Brach f (uncountable, diminutive Brächelchen)

  1. curdled milk, sour milk
  2. (chiefly diminutive) pieces of bread dipped in a liquid

PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Possibly from brach, a derivative of brat.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Brach m pers or f

  1. A masculine surname​.
  2. A feminine surname​.

DeclensionEdit

Masculine surname:

The feminine surname is indeclinable.