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hüten

Meanings

1.
to guard, to watch
(Related to "to heed". Slightly old word. Used for herds of cattle, mainly.)

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Word Family

Root: *kadh-

The original idea of this root was:

sheltering, cover

In English the hut (die Hütte), it’s about a location, in hat (der Hut) it’s a specific object and in hood (die Kapuze, der Bezirk), we have both.

The English to heed and the German hüten (to guard) have shifted toward being protective.

 

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