brechen

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German brechen, from Old High German brehhan, from Proto-West Germanic *brekan, from Proto-Germanic *brekaną, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰreg-.

Akin to Old Saxon brekan, Dutch breken (to break), English break.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

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

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

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