Dictionary adverb *ko-, *hi-, hin hinüber


(In the sense of crossing a bridge or river or something. Sounds bookish. In daily life "rüber" is what people use.)
How useful:
broken, ruined
(Fairly common colloquial word for devices. Also used for people in the context of really exhausted.)
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Word Family

This root was essentially a pointer to a presence that was not yourself.

this, that here

It could be a person or thing, but also a place or a time.
Here’s an overview over the relatives

  • he, him, his
  • her
  • it (used to be “hit”)
  • here
  • hither
  • cis-
  • et cetera

German and English sources “spell” the root very differently, but I think they’re talking about the same thing.

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