Dictionary noun *legh- legen auflegen Auflage


the edition
(For books. It used to count how often a book was "laid" on the printing press)
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the (imposed) condition
(In the sense of requirement.)
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the circulation
(The number of newspapers that get printed in one batch. Newspapers used to brag about this number, but not so much anymore.)
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Prefix Verbs Explained - "auflegen"

A fun look at the meanings of "auflegen" and what dj-ing has to do with making phone calls and newspapers.

Word Family

Root: *legh-

The core idea of this root was:

laying, lying down

of course the verbs to lay and to lie belong here, but the root is also the origin of law, lair, ledger, allay and low.  And of lager, which is essentially a German word that means storage.

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