Meanings

1.
to inseminate, to pollinate, to fertilize
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2.
to inspire
(Figurative use based on the first idea.)
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Word Family

Root: *bhrug-

The core idea of this root was:

enjoying, eating fruits

It’s the origin of the words around fruit (like fruition or fructose) and also of the branch around function and fungible which evolved from the idea of using.
The German brauchen slowly shifted from using to needing.

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