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das Beileid

the condolence(s), the sympathy
(Sounds formal and mainly used in the sense of "my condolences" but in German it's in singular.)
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Word Family

Root: *leit-

The core idea of this root was:

hating, despising

It’s the origin of English to loath.
In German, it has focused more back on the suffering that might be cause for the loathing. Or the suffering that it causes to loath :).

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