Dictionary verb *legh- legen nahelegen
(verb)

Meanings

1.
to suggest something to someone
("jemandem+Dat etwas+Acc nahelegen" - sounds a bit formal and somewhat serious. Think of a lawyer saying to, say, SBF "I think you really should return the money.")
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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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