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Meanings

1.
to suffer, to decline
(For people suffering, but also for quality. The source of suffering can be connected with "an+Dat" or "unter+Dat". "an" for diseases and inner states, "unter" for circumstances and people.)
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Word of the Day - "sorgen - prefixed"

A fun look at the meaning of "sorgen" and its prefix version and what worry has to do with getting some beer.

Vocab:

sorgen, die Sorge, versorgen, besorgen, besorgt


leid tun, leider and Leidenschaft - The Family of "leiden"

A fun look at the meaning of "leiden" and what pity has to do with insults, passion and suffering.

Vocab:

leiden, leid tun, leider, die Leidenschaft, die Beleidigung, das Mitleid


Word Family

Root: *leit-(2)

The core idea of this root was:

going forth

It’s the origin of to lead as well as to load, which was about loading a vehicle for the way.
Another potential family member is satellite.

In German, the branch around leiden shifted from a neutral sense of going forth to a notion of carrying on through hardship.

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