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der Anfall

Meanings

1.
the seizure, the attack or fit
(NOT for physical attacks. Those are "Angriff". "Anfall" is part of many "attacks" that come from within.)

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Prefix Verbs Explained - "anfallen"

Word Family

Root: *pol-

The core idea of this root was:

falling

It doesn’t have any other relatives besides to fall and fallen (and “to fell” and “fĂ€llen”) in German and English and it is notably absent from the Latin branch of the Indo-European family. There, the word for falling was *kadere, which is the origin of words like cadence, incident or case.

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