to hinder, to impede
("hindern" can ONLY be used in combination with "an". So you "hindern" someone (Acc) "an" something (Dative). If you just need the general sense of hindering, hampering without the "act", then "behindern" is the word you need.)
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The meaning of "hindern"


hindern, Hindernis, behindern, Behinderung, behindert, verhindern

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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