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the hole puncher
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Word of the Day - "die Lücke"

A quick, fun look at the German word "die Lücke", its relatives and how they relate it relates to the English word ____ (put your guess here :).

Vocab:

die Lücke, lückenhaft, das Loch, gähnen


Word Family

Root: *lŭg-

The core idea of this root was:

bending

According to the German source I am using (DWDS.de), this is the origin of leek and garlic and the lock in the sense of curled hair.

The German etymological dictionary also mentions that through the idea of bending a branch into a hook, this later extended into the sense of closing of the Germanic root *lukana, which is the origin of the English to lock and the German das Loch (the hole).

 

It’s the oirgin

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