Meanings

1.
by means of, through
(Goes with Genitive and it's not too common.)
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Word of the Day - " die Mühe"

A fun look at the meaning of the umlaut-monster die Mühe and the effort you have to make to say making an effort in German. Also: a really dumb pun with cows.

Vocab:

die Mühe, mühelos, sich Mühe geben, sich bemühen


Word of the Day - "das Mittel"

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 :)

Vocab:

die Mitte, das Mittel, mittel-, vermitteln


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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