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dowry, marriage portion
(The "gift" that the family would give along with the bride, back in the olden days when things were ... worse overall. It's a nice example where Gift still means present in German, instead of poison.)
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German Prepositions Explained - "mit"

A fun ride along the prefix verbs with "mit-" in German. Definitely a bunch of verbs to bring with you to a conversation :). Mit lots of audio examples.

Vocab:

mitnehmen, mitkommen, mitbringen, mitmachen, mitgehen, mithaben


Word Family

Root: *medhyo-

The core idea of this root was:

middle, in the middle

It might be a version of the root *me- which was about measuring but that’s not certain.

The original sense of middle has been preserved in the family and is still visible in many of the offspring.
Here’s an (incomplete) list:

  • mid, middle, amid
  • mezzo
  • median, medial
  • mediocre
  • intermediate
  • medieval
  • meso-
  • milieu
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