mit Müh und Not

(phrase)

Meanings

1.
barely
(Only in the sense of "barely making it". You made it with "pain and emergency".)

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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


The meaning of - "die Not"

We’ll look at the family of die Not and find lots of necessary words - literally :).

Vocab:

die Not, notwendig, nötig, benötigen, der Notfall


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This root is not 100% certain and it is only mentioned in German sources, but not in English ones.

The core idea of the root (if it existed) was something along the lines of:

being string willed, striving towards

It is thought to be the origin of the Latin mōs, which was a strong custom or will, and which is the origin of moral.
The other likely English relative is mood.

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