Dictionary verb her verb *pol- fallen herfallen


to fall (to) here
(In the literal sense of something dropping/falling to this place. Not very useful in practice.)
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to attack, to pounce on
("herfallen über+Acc" - It's a fairly savage, all out attack. Can be used for actual attacks, but also figuratively for digging in at the hotel buffet after a long day's hike. MUST be used with "über".)
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The verb "fallen" - (almost) all Prefix Versions


fallen, auffallen, ausfallen, befallen, entfallen, einfallen, abfallen, anfallen, verfallen,...

Word Family

Root: *pol-

The core idea of this root was:


It doesn’t have any other relatives besides to fall and fallen (and “to fell” and “fällen”) 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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