Meanings

1.
the obstruction, the hindrance
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2.
the disability
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The meaning of "hindern"

Vocab:

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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