der Angeklagte

Meanings

1.
the defendant
(Literally: "the sued". Gets case and gender endings.)

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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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