See also: Bręk and břek

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Shortening.

NounEdit

brek (countable and uncountable, plural breks)

  1. (informal) breakfast

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

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."

AnagramsEdit


CzechEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Deverbal of brečet.

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

brek m inan

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

DeclensionEdit

Related termsEdit

Further readingEdit

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

FaroeseEdit

NounEdit

brek n (genitive singular breks, plural brek)

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

DeclensionEdit

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

IcelandicEdit

NounEdit

brek n (genitive singular breks, nominative plural brek)

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

DeclensionEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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

  1. a bleat

VerbEdit

brek

  1. imperative of breka

PolishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English break.

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

brek m inan

  1. break (large four-wheeled carriage)

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

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

SloveneEdit

 
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Etymology 1Edit

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *berkъ.

NounEdit

brek m inan

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

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Italian bracco.

NounEdit

brek m anim

  1. hunting dog

Etymology 3Edit

Borrowed from English break.

NounEdit

brẹ̑k m inan

  1. break (four-wheeled carriage)

Further readingEdit

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

West FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

brek c (plural brekken, diminutive brekje)

  1. break, fracture
  2. fraction

Further readingEdit

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

YolaEdit

VerbEdit

brek

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

ReferencesEdit

  • Jacob Poole (1867), 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, page 88