to equip, to get ready, to gear up
("(sich+Acc) rüsten für/gegen" - mainly used in contexts of getting prepared for some sort of challenge, and typically used with a self reference in Accusative. NOT for equipping devices with features. "ausrüsten" is way more common.)
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Word of the Day - "rüsten"


die Rüstung, rüsten, ausrüsten, aufrüsten, umrüsten, abrüsten, entrüstet, das Gerüst

Word Family

Root: *krā(u)-

The core idea of this root was:

layering, covering

The German source that I am using (DWDS.de) suggests, that this root is the origin of words like crypt, encrypt and crypto, but the English etymological dictionary doesn’t mention this connection.

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