Dictionary verb (he)rein verb *les-, *leg- lesen einlesen reinlesen



to read something into
(As in taking something out of it that's not really in the text. )
to read yourself into
("sich+Acc reinlesen in" - the idea is that you slowly get to like something by reading. Like... a book you find boring at first but then you slowly get into it.)

Word Family

Already in Ancient Greek and Latin it was used in the context of “selecting words” and “gathering meaning” and became the origin of plenty of words that revolve around language and ideas. Like logic, lexicon, legal, dialect, ideologue, apology, select and many more.

The German lesen today means to read, but the original sense of gathering, picking is also still alive in words like auflesen or Weinlese.

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