Meanings

1.
to send out
(ONLY for sending out messengers on horseback... well, not really only for that, but it's super rare and sounds very epic.)
Value:
Show / Hide Examples

My Articles

The meaning of "schicken"

Vocab:

schicken, senden, der Versand, der Sender, die Sendung, verschicken, abschicken, rausschicken, schick, das Schicksal, geschickt, Geschicklichkeit


Word Family

Root: *(s)kek-

The original idea of this root was something like:

jumping, moving quickly

I couldn’t find any relatives in English, but there are a few in Slavic languages that are about jumping.
The German schicken (to send) originally was about “make someone go fast” and the verb geschehen, which means to happen and which Geschichte is from, came from an idea of “going around”. You can maybe compare that to the logic of the English to occur which, taken literally, once meant “to run/hurry outward“.

0 0 votes
Article Rating

Questions and Comments

🗨
Subscribe
Notify of
guest

0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments