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(As in "having a stiff body")
Opposite: gelenkig
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Word of the Day - "lenken"

A fun look at the meaning of "lenken", the difference to "steuern" and how that relates to the German word for "to distract".


lenken, der Lenker, ablenken, das Gelenk, das Lenkrad

Word Family

Root: *kleng-

This is one of multiple Indo-European roots that were about the core idea:

bending, turning

This family is fairly small and the main English relatives are to link (bending something so you can connect it), flank (where the body bends) and flinch (bending the face).

The German lenken has shifted toward the sense of “giving a direction“.

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