Dictionary verb hin verb *mag- machen hinmachen


to hurry up
(A colloquial term. Possibly regional. In the North, you often hear "hinnemachen". Usually not used in past tense, people would use "beeilen" there.)
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to pee/poo there
(Non-descriptive term, mainly used for dogs. Not very common, and typically not used for one single instance of pooing somewhere.)
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Word Family

Root: *mag-

The core idea of this root was:

kneading, fitting

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”)
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