Dictionary verb her verb *leit-(2) leiten herleiten
(her verb)


to deduce, to derive
(The idea is a process of finding information that involves several steps of deduction. It's NOT "derive" in a sense of modifying to get something new. Prepositions are "aus" and "von".)
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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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