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Middle English brekfast breken to break break faste a fast (from Old Norse fasta to fast past- in Indo-European roots)
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From break + fast; to end the nightly fast.
Sit down and have breakfast with us.
We'll all have breakfast together.
After breakfast tomorrow she would leave.
Breakfast was on the table when she entered the dining room.
Even Bird Song's gilded front sign, advertising the bed and breakfast, had been washed of a year's dust from the unpaved side street.
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