A fun look at the meaning of "dauern" and how to use it as a translation for "to take time" . Also: some cardio. Condolences :).
dauern, die Dauer, dauernd, andauern, die Ausdauer, während, bedauern,...
The core idea of this root was
firm, hard, strong
It has evolved into quite an impressive language tree where the two main branches in English are about lasting over time (during, duration, durable, endurance) and being steadfast, honest (trust, truth, true)
Here’s a little (incomplete) overview:
- dendro- (Greek stem for tree)
- Druid (literally “tree-wit, tree, knower”)
- dryad (“wood nymph”)
- duration, during, endurance, durable
- truth, true
- duress (originally:” hardness”, then “toughness”)