tobrecan

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *tebrekaną, *twizbrekaną (to break apart), equivalent to tō- +‎ brecan. Cognate with Old Frisian tōbreka, Old Dutch tebrekan, Old Saxon tebrekan, Old High German zibrehhan (German zerbrechen).

Verb[edit]

tōbrecan

  1. To break asunder or into pieces, break apart, break in two, overthrow, ruin, crush, destroy
  2. To infringe, violate.
  3. To interrupt; inbreak.

Conjugation[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: tobreken

References[edit]

  • tóbrecan in Joseph Bosworth and T. Northcote Toller (1898) An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary