the gravity
(ONLY for the gravity of a planet. For the gravity of a situation "die Schwere" is the proper term.)
Opposite: Fliehkraft
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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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