breakfast


breakfast
breakfast mid-15c., from BREAK (Cf. break) (v.) + FAST (Cf. fast) (n.). The verb is recorded from 1670s. The Sp. almuerzo "lunch," but formerly and still locally "breakfast," is from L. admorsus, pp. of admordere "to bite into," from ad- "to" + mordere "to bite." Like almuerzo, words for "breakfast" tend over time to shift in meaning toward "lunch;" Cf. Fr. déjeuner "breakfast," later "lunch" (equivalent of Sp. desayuno "breakfast"), both from V.L. *disieiunare "to breakfast," from L. dis- + ieiunare, jejunare "fast" (see JEJUNE (Cf. jejune); also Cf. DINE (Cf. dine)). German Frühstück is from M.H.G. vruostücke, lit. "early bit." Old English had morgenmete "morning meal."

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