the insult
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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.


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

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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