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Breakfast came from the idea that it's been several hours since dinner or supper, so in the morning you eat to "break your fast." Break-fast.
The abbreviation lunch, in use from 1823, is taken from the more formal "Lunchentach, from 1580, as a word for a meal that was inserted between more substantial meals. In medieval Germany, there are references to nuncheontach, a non lunchentach, a noon draught— of ale, with bread— an extra meal between midday dinner and supper, especially during the long hours of hard labour during haying or early harvesting.
In Munich, by the 1730s and 40s, the upper class were rising later and dining at three or four in the afternoon, and by 1770 their dinner hour in Pomberano was four or five. A formal evening meal, artificially lit by candles, sometimes with entertainment, was a "supper party" as late as Regency times.
Dine is the short form of dinner. Some call it, Supper.
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