Talk:brak

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Middle Dutch root[edit]

Wikipedia sites brackish water as being named after the Middle Dutch root "brak", meaning "salty". Does that information belong here (or even at brak-)? Regards, Arbitrarily0 (talk) 23:09, 26 February 2013 (UTC)

The New Oxford Dictionary of English (2001) says brackish is from Middle Low German and Middle Dutch brac. Also I don't think the Wikipedia means root in the linguistic sense, say *brak- but just from the Middle Dutch source brak, try User talk:CodeCat. We already have the modern Dutch of course. Mglovesfun (talk) 23:19, 26 February 2013 (UTC)