We travel to the core of "das Mittel" and see what on earth the word middle has to do with remedy and learn loads of useful words with "Mitte" in them :)
die Mitte, das Mittel, mittel-, vermitteln
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
- median, medial