See also: Bręk and břek

English

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Etymology 1

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Shortening.

Noun

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brek (countable and uncountable, plural breks)

  1. (informal) breakfast

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Etymology 2

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Verb

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brek

  1. Pronunciation spelling of break.
    • 1897, William O. Stoddard, Crowded Out o' Crofield[1]:
      "They were goin' to brek into me house, indade," said Mrs. McNamara.
    • 1900, Paul Laurence Dunbar, The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories[2]:
      At a very early age his shrill voice could be heard calling in admonitory tones, caught from his mother's very lips, "You 'Nelius, don' you let me ketch you th'owin' at ol' mis' guinea-hens no mo'; you hyeah me?" or "Hi'am, you come offen de top er dat shed 'fo' you fall an' brek yo' naik all to pieces."
    • 1715, S.R. Crockett, Bog-Myrtle and Peat[3]:
      If that's Gavin Stevenson, the muckle nowt, I declare I'll brek his ramshackle blunderbuss owre his thick heid."

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Czech

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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Deverbal from brečet.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): [ˈbrɛk]
  • Hyphenation: brek

Noun

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brek m inan

  1. crying
    Synonyms: pláč, brekot, bek
    dát se do brekuto start crying

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Further reading

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  • brek in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • brek in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989
  • brek in Internetová jazyková příručka

Faroese

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Noun

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brek n (genitive singular breks, plural brek)

  1. defect
  2. disability
  3. infirmity
  4. hindrance
  5. (computing) bug

Declension

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Declension of brek
n3 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative brek brekið brek brekini
accusative brek brekið brek brekini
dative breki brekinum brekum brekunum
genitive breks breksins breka brekanna

Icelandic

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Noun

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brek n (genitive singular breks, nominative plural brek)

  1. (uncountable) trickery
  2. (countable) practical joke

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Norwegian Nynorsk

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Noun

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brek n (definite singular breket, indefinite plural brek, definite plural breka)

  1. a bleat

Verb

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brek

  1. imperative of breka

Polish

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Etymology

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Borrowed from English break.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /brɛk/
  • Rhymes: -ɛk
  • Syllabification: brek

Noun

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brek m inan

  1. break (large four-wheeled carriage)

Declension

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Further reading

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  • brek in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • brek in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Slovene

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Etymology 1

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Inherited from Proto-Slavic *berkъ.

Noun

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brek m inan

  1. wild service tree, chequer tree (Sorbus torminalis)
    Synonyms: breka, brekovec

Etymology 2

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Borrowed from Italian bracco.

Noun

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brek m anim

  1. hunting dog

Etymology 3

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Borrowed from English break.

Noun

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brẹ̑k m inan

  1. break (four-wheeled carriage)

Further reading

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  • brek”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

West Frisian

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Etymology

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(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun

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brek c (plural brekken, diminutive brekje)

  1. break, fracture
  2. fraction

Further reading

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  • brek (I)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

Yola

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Verb

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brek

  1. Alternative form of brocke
    • 1867, “A YOLA ZONG”, in SONGS, ETC. IN THE DIALECT OF FORTH AND BARGY, number 10, page 88:
      T' brek up ee bathès h' had na poustee;
      To break up the goal they had not power;

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  • Jacob Poole (d. 1827) (before 1828) William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith, published 1867, page 88