Based on: *pel(e)-, *pleu
A fascinating boat ride along the stream of German Fluss-words #usefulAF. Also: surprising connections to English - I’m just saying flood, influence and flight ;)
der Fluss, flüssig, überflüssig, der Einfluss, beeinflussen, fließen, fliegen, fliehen,
The original idea of this family was:
And it could be a liquid as well as a flowing motion in the air.
Here’s an (incomplete) list of English members of the family. You’ll see that most of them are about a “continuous motion” in or of liquid or in air.
- pulmonary (Originally: the body part that floats)