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"завтрак' vs. "завтра"

Hello,

I'd like to know if there's an etymological link between "завтрак' ("breakfast") and "завтра" ("tomorrow").

Thanks

1 month ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Giovanna-Louise
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Yes, there is.They come from the same root, {-utr-} is morning , "utro" =morning

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/A.Igor
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well, currently the root is {-завтра-} but you are right it used to be заутрокъ and заутра in old russian with root {-утр-}. But there is difference заутра meant 'early morning' but завтра is just 'tomorrow'. Завтрак and заутрокъ are equivavlent to 'morning meal, breakfast'

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Giovanna-Louise
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excellent comment, thank you so much!

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OlgaBab1

Breakfast had to be prepared in the evening of the previous day thus being called a 'meal for tomorrow', so here is your connection between 'breakfast' and 'tomorrow'. Tomorrow is something what happens 'after the morning' and here you get the root 'morning' in the word meaning 'tomorrow'. It is only one of the explanations I have heard and I have to say linguists have SO MANY ways to explain how modern words came to be ^^ We had three teachers and all of them belonged to different schools thus having different views on many linguistic concepts.

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