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1.
to call
(In the sense of calling a resource from some sort of stack or stock. Used for athlete's performance, data or reserves.)
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Word of the Day - "rufen"

A fun look at the meaning of "rufen" and its relatives - their origin, their meanings and what calling has to do with a job and fame.

Vocab:

rufen, der Ruf, anrufen, ausrufen, aufrufen, der Ruhm, berühmt, der Beruf, die Berufung


Word Family

Root: *kar(ə)-

The original idea of this root was:

praising, lauding with a loud voice

Old English had a few words from that family, too, that were focused on lauding, but they disappeared. The only leftovers are names, most famous among them Rudolf, which originally meant something like famous wolf.

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