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to make something harder (for someone)
("jemandem etwas erschweren")
Opposite: erleichtern
No examples in database yet.
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Word Family

Root: *sehro-

According to English sources, the core idea of this root was:

slow, heavy

German etymologists mention a root that was about binding, hanging which took the sense of heavy via the idea of hanging a weight on a chord.

The only English member I could dig up was serious.

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