This Proto-Germanic entry contains reconstructed terms and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

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From Proto-Indo-European *bʰreg-.

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  1. to break

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  1. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013), “*brekan-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 75
  2. ^ Orel, Vladimir (2003), “*brekanan”, in A Handbook of Germanic Etymology, Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 55
  3. ^ Seebold, Elmar (1970), “BREK-A-”, in Vergleichendes und etymologisches Wörterbuch der germanischen starken Verben (Janua Linguarum. Series practica; 85) (in German), Paris, Den Haag: Mouton, →ISBN, page 132