A detailed look at the German preposition "durch". We'll see what it means, when to use it and we'll collect the most important prefix verbs with "durch"
durchsetzen, durchhalten, durchmachen, durcheinander, der Durchschnitt, durchdrehen
The core idea of this root was:
And its main field of use originally was “kneading” clay to build a house.
The sense has broadened a lot in the verb to make, but the original sense is still visible in most of the other relatives.
- mass (originally: “unshaped lump of matter”)
- match (originally: “masses fitting well”)
- magma (originally: “thick dough like matter”)
- among (originally: “kneaded together”)