breach etymology

English word breach comes from Proto-Indo-European *mreg-, Proto-Indo-European *bʰreg-, Proto-Indo-European *bʰre-, Proto-Indo-European *mrāǵ-, and later Proto-Germanic *brōkaz (Brook, stream. Marsh.)

Detailed word origin of breach

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*mreg- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*bʰreg- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to break
*bʰre- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to burn, heat
*mrāǵ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) silt, slime
*bʰrāg- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*brōkaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Brook, stream. Marsh.
*brukōną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*brāks Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*brukiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Breach, fissure, breaking Breakable, fragile, frail.
*brēkiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Pertaining to breaking, shattering, fracturing.
*brukiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Breach, fissure, breaking.
*brōkiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*brukiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Breakable, fragile, frail.
brōc Old English (ang)
bryċe Old English (ang)
brēċ Old English (ang)
brech Middle English (enm)
breach English (eng) (intransitive, of a whale) To leap clear out of the water.. (transitive) To make a breach in.. (transitive) To violate or break.. (transitive, nautical, of the sea) To break into a ship or into a coastal defence. (archaic) A bruise; a wound.. (archaic) A hernia; a rupture.. (figurative) A difference in opinions, social class etc.. (legal) A breaking or infraction of a law, or of any [...]

Words with the same origin as breach

Descendants of *mreg-
brook creek
Descendants of *bʰreg-
break breakdown breaker breaks breakthrough breakup broke broken daybreak fracture fragile fragment frail fret heartbreak heartbroken outbreak refrain