A fun look at the German verb "treten" and its family. We'll learn the origins and loads of useful related nouns and prefix verbs.
treten, der Tritt, der Schritt, eintreten, austreten, auftreten, vertreten, betreten
This root is not 100% certain (in a a sense that etymologists feel like they don’t have enough evidence to call it a a certain “thing”), but the core idea of it would be:
walking, making steps
And it’s the origin of English to tread, trap and trip.