Meanings

1.
to let across
(In the literal sense of letting someone (or something) come across. Also work in a sense of letting someone in the other room.)
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2.
to leave "over/across"
(In the sense of not removing a blanket-like cover. Very similar to "drauflassen". Cannot be "rüberlassen" because it is stationary.)
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to leave "over/across"
(In the sense of not removing a blanket-like cover. Very similar to "drauflassen". Cannot be "rüberlassen" because it is stationary.)
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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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