1.
to take place
(Literally, it is "to find stead". Mostly used for events or meetings. Sounds a bit dry and technical. )
Value:
Opposite: ausfallen
Create Examples with ChatGPT

Word Family

Root: *pent-

The original idea of the family was:

treading, path

In the Germanic languages, it slowly shifted from the notion of going somewhere to the sense of searching and finding and the original sense was forgotten.

We can still see some of it in the Italian word “ponte” (brigde) . This is the origin of Pontifex (“bridge builder”) and pontificate, but the main member of the family is definitely to find.

0 0 votes
Article Rating

Questions and Comments

🗨
Subscribe
Notify of
guest

4 Comments
Newest
Oldest
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments



Never miss out!

Join over 20.000 German learners and get my epic newsletter whenever I post a new article :)

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.