Dictionary phrase *pel(e)-, *pleu voll voll und ganz


fully, completely


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Word of the Day - "voll"

A quick look at the meaning of "voll" and why "voll leer" actually makes sense in colloquial German.


voll, machtvoll, liebevoll, sinnvoll, komplett

Word Family

The original idea of this family was:

flowing, gliding

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.

  • flow
  • float
  • flood
  • fleet
  • fly
  • flee
  • flight
  • pulmonary (Originally: the body part that floats)
  • pneumonia
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