1.
to lament, to complain
("klagen über" - not very common)
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2.
to sue, to go to court
(Can stand alone or you can connect the opponent via "gegen" or the wanted compensation via "auf". If you want to say that you're suing someone, "verklagen" is the better choice because it takes the defendant as a direct object. )
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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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