Breakfast

Breakfast is the first meal of a day, most often eaten in the early morning before undertaking the day's work.[1] The word in English refers to breaking the fasting period of the prior night.[2] There is a strong tendency for one or more "typical", or "traditional", breakfast menus to exist in most places, but the composition of this varies widely from place to place, and has varied over time, so that globally a very wide range of preparations and ingredients are now associated with breakfast.

History

Bacon, Egg and Cheese sandwich in breakfast

The Old English word for dinner, disner, means to break a fast, and was the first meal eaten in the day until its meaning shifted in the mid-13th century.[3] It was not until the 15th century that “breakfast” came into use in written English to describe a morning meal,[2]:6 which literally means to break the fasting period of the prior night; in Old English the term was morgenmete meaning "morning meal."[4]

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Ontbyt
Ænglisc: Morgenmete
العربية: إفطار
asturianu: Almuerzu
Avañe'ẽ: Rambosa
Bân-lâm-gú: Chá-tǹg
башҡортса: Иртәнге аш
беларуская: Сняданак
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Сьняданак
български: Закуска
català: Esmorzar
Чӑвашла: Ирхи апат
Cebuano: Pamahaw
čeština: Snídaně
Cymraeg: Brecwast
dansk: Morgenmad
Deutsch: Frühstück
español: Desayuno
Esperanto: Matenmanĝo
euskara: Gosari
فارسی: صبحانه
français: Déjeuner
Gàidhlig: Biadh-maidne
galego: Almorzo
한국어: 아침밥
Հայերեն: Նախաճաշ
hrvatski: Doručak
Bahasa Indonesia: Sarapan
íslenska: Morgunmatur
italiano: Colazione
Kreyòl ayisyen: Dejne
Latina: Ientaculum
latviešu: Brokastis
Lëtzebuergesch: Kaffi (Moolzecht)
lietuvių: Pusryčiai
македонски: Појадок
മലയാളം: പ്രാതൽ
Bahasa Melayu: Sarapan
Dorerin Naoero: Ijeiji in ijoran
Na Vosa Vakaviti: Ikatalau
Nederlands: Ontbijt
Nedersaksies: Mänèten
日本語: 朝食
norsk: Frokost
norsk nynorsk: Frukost
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਨਾਸ਼ਤਾ
Plattdüütsch: Fröhstück
polski: Śniadanie
português: Desjejum
română: Mic dejun
русский: Завтрак
Simple English: Breakfast
Soomaaliga: Qureec
српски / srpski: Doručak
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Doručak
Basa Sunda: Mumuluk
suomi: Aamiainen
svenska: Frukost
Tagalog: Agahan
татарча/tatarça: Иртәнге аш
Türkçe: Kahvaltı
українська: Сніданок
اردو: ناشتا
Tiếng Việt: Bữa ăn sáng
Winaray: Pamahaw
ייִדיש: פרישטיק
粵語: 早餐
žemaitėška: Posrītė
中文: 早餐