being able, having power or potential
(The most famous members of the family are "may", "might" and their German counterparts "mögen" and "Macht". But this root is also the origin of words like "magic", "machine" and "mechanic" - the common theme is quite obvious once you think about it :))
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Word of the Day - "möglich"

A fun look at the meaning of "möglich" and some related words and what they have to do with the German modal verb "mögen".


möglich, mögen, unmöglich, die Möglichkeit, möglicherweise, möglichst

Word Family

Root: *magh-

The core idea of this root was:

ability, power, potential

This is most visible in the words may and might but it also shines through in other family members like main, machine, mechanics and magic.

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