missmutig

Meanings

1.
ill-humored

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Word of the Day - "der Mut"

By itself, der Mut means courage. But there are countless useful compounds where this doesn't really fit. Today, we'll find out all about that cool family.

Vocab:

der Mut, -mut, übermütig, gutmütig, Unmut, Demut,Armut, vermuten


Word Family

Root: *mō-, *mə-

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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