Meanings

1.
to discourage
(In German, this ONLY works in a general sense of "robbing courage", NOT for a specific deed. So you can't "entmutigen someone from something". )
Value:
Opposite: ermutigen (zu)
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Word Family

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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