A fun look at the family of "der Staub", which goes all the way from air pollution to bargains. We’ll learn lots of cool, useful words and see some crazy connection to English.
der Staub, Staubsauger, staubig, einstauben, abstauben, stöbern, der Dampf, der Duft
The core idea of this root was:
dust, vapor, small swirling particles, foggy
This idea is still visible in offspring like dust, fume and typhoon.
Other words like dumb or deaf have shifted toward the notion of “clouded senses”. That’s also where typhos comes from, which was a disease that clouds the senses.