die Ampel

Meanings

1.
the traffic light
(The origin of this is an old use of "ampulla" as an oil lamp, with a handle on "both sides". )
2.
the current governing coalition
(Because the colors of the three parties are red (SPD, Social democrat), yellow (FDP, liberal) and Green (The Green Party))
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Word Family

Root: *ambhi-

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