klagen

Meanings

1.
to lament, to complain
("klagen über" - not very common)
2.
to sue
(This is the non-personal version. If you want to sue someone, you need "verklagen")

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Word Family

Root: *gal-

The core idea of this root was:

shouting, calling

In English, this became the word to call.

The German branch is a bit more diverse with words like klagen (to lament) and klingen, which is a general word for sounding.

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