Is there any relationship between berech, bereicha (as in a pool), and beracha (as in a blessing)?
Perhaps. See here at Balashon:Two other words that some scholars connect to the root ברך are berech ברך - knee, and breicha בריכה - pond, pool. Steinberg says bracha is related to berech, since bowing at the knee is part of prayer. Stahl connects breicha to berech by writing that animals kneel down to drink at the pool, as do people washing clothes.
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