Dictionary verb (he)rauf verb *le(i)- lassen auflassen (d)rauflassen


((he)rauf verb)


to let someone up somewhere
(Mostly in a literal sense, like letting someone on stage, for example. )
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Opposite (closest): (d)runterlassen
to leave sth. on sth.
(Think of leaving hot peppers on a pizza, not taking them off. ONLY works with "drauf-" because it is stationary, not directed.)
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Word Family

Root: *le(i)-

The core idea of this root was:

letting go, slacken off, relenting

And we can still see this sense in the English offspring, like last, let, lenient, latter or late.

By the way, the words relax and and release, though they would fit in here, apparently come from a different root.

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