Meanings

1.
the point
Value:
Opposite: Strich
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2.
the period
(punctuation)
Value:
Opposite: Komma
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Word Family

Root: *peuk-

The original idea of the root was:

pricking

It’s the origin of all kinds of words that revolve around the theme of “point”.

  • point, pointer
  • pointillist
  • puncture
  • punctual
  • punctuation
  • appoint
  • disappoint

A second group is less focused on the “surface” but rather on the notion of attack

  • punch
  • punctuate
  • pungent, repungant
  • poignant
  • impugn
  • expunge
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