the girth, the scope, the size (The verb "umfangen" is not really used much, but this noun is.)
Opposite (closest): Durchmesser
The difference between "anfangen" and "beginnen". Preceeded by a lot of cool info about "fangen" and its prefix versions and what WIFI has to do with girth.
fangen, der Fänger, das Gefängnis, auffangen, einfangen, abfangen, empfangen, der Empfang, anfangen, der Anfang, beginnen
The original idea of this root was:
It’s quite visible in offspring like the German fangen (to catch) or the Latin based “pact” which originally was a “fixed agreement”.
But there are quite a few surprises in this family.
Here’s an overview over most of the English family members: