Dictionary adjective *glei- kleben klebrig



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The meaning of "stecken" (and its crazy family)

A fun look at the family of "stecken", what a plug has to do with hiding and why Latin people "like your pen".


stecken, verstecken, anstecken, das Besteck, der Stecker, die Steckdose

Word Family

Root: *glei-

The core idea of this root was:

sticky, sticking

It’s the origin of glue, clay, clod and clammy  as well as the protein gluten (because it’s what makes flour sticky) and a few other Latin based words.

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