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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German brechen, from Old High German brehhan, from Proto-Germanic *brekaną, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰreg-. Akin to Old Saxon brekan, Dutch breken (to break), English break.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbʁɛçən/, [ˈbʁɛçn̩]
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VerbEdit

brechen (class 4 strong, third-person singular simple present bricht, past tense brach, past participle gebrochen, past subjunctive bräche, auxiliary haben or sein)

  1. (transitive, auxiliary: “haben”) to break
  2. (transitive, physics, auxiliary: “haben”) to refract
  3. (transitive or intransitive, colloquial, auxiliary: “haben”) to vomit
  4. (transitive, auxiliary: “haben”) to fold
  5. (intransitive, auxiliary: “sein”) to become broken; to break; to fracture

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