Dictionary verb *hlaupan laufen hinterherlaufen


to walk behind, to follow
("jemandem+Dat hinterherlaufen" - Used mainly in two contexts: 1 following, in the sense of following a trend, with an overtone of being a sheep. 2 "chasing" in contexts have to repeatedly ask or tell someone to do something they should be doing.)
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Root: *hlaupan

This is a West-Germanic root and connections beyond the Germanic branch of the Indo-European tree are not known. It’s the origin of English to leap.

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