brecþ

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From brecan.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

brecþ f (nominative plural brecþa)

  1. (poetic) heartbreak, grief
    Þæt wæs wræc micel wine Scyldinga, modes brecþa. That was great suffering to the lord of the Shieldings, griefs of his heart. (Beowulf ll. 170-1)