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Meanings

1.
to emit light
(What a lamp does, for example.)
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2.
to shine a light somewhere
(What you do with a pocket lamp.)
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Word of the Day - "der Schein"

A fun look at the meaning of ‘der Schein’ and the verb 'scheinen' what sunshine has to do with appearance and money #mindblow.

Vocab:

der Schein, scheinbar, Geldschein, Sonnenschein, scheinen, glänzen, leuchten


Word Family

Root: *leuk-

The core idea of this root was:

light, bright, shining

It’s the origin of the word light in the sense of lightning and of the Latin branch around luce with words like:

  • illuminate
  • luminous
  • illustrate 
  • lucent, lucid, translucent 
  • lunar
  • lunacy 
  • Lucifer

Also the Greek leuko- belongs to the family and origially meant “clear, white”.

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