"courage for the gap"
(fairly common saying in context of selective studying for an exam where you "skip" a certain topic in the hopes that it won't be part of the exam)
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Word of the Day - "der Mut"

By itself, der Mut means courage. But there are countless useful compounds where this doesn't really fit. Today, we'll find out all about that cool family.


der Mut, -mut, übermütig, gutmütig, Unmut, Demut,Armut, vermuten

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 :).


die Lücke, lückenhaft, das Loch, gähnen

Word Family

Root: *lŭg-

The core idea of this root was:


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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