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Word of the Day - "der Schein"

A fun look at the meaning of ‘der Schein’ and the verb 'scheinen' what sunshine has to do with appearance and money #mindblow.


der Schein, scheinbar, Geldschein, Sonnenschein, scheinen, glänzen, leuchten

Word Family

Root: *skai-

The core idea of this root was:

gleaming, shining

The main English offspring is to shine and all its relatives. The only other family members I could find were shimmer and scintillate.

In German, it’s also the origin of Schimmel (the mold) because that is often white and shiny.

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