Meanings

1.
to be enough
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2.
to hand, to pass over
(Sounds fairly fancy.)
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3.
to reach
(In sense of "to extend as far as". That's where the noun "das Reich" is based on.)
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Word of the Day - "reichen"

A thorough look at the meaning and grammar of "reichen" and what "handing" has to do with "being enough" and "areas".

Vocab:

reichen, ausreichen, erreichen, der Bereich, hinreichend, ausreichend


Word Family

Root: *reig-

The core idea of this root was:

stretching out, reaching out, stiffening

A good mental image is reaching out the arm.

It’s the origin of reach and reichen as well as the words rigor and rigid.

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