deshalb

Meanings

1.
therefor, that's why
(synonymous with "deswegen" and to an extent "darum". Can have various positions in a sentence but often stands in the beginning.)
Opposite (closest): warum, weshalb, wieso

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Word Family

Root: *(s)kel-

This is one of various roots that all in some way carry the core sense of cutting.

Notable English members of this family are:

  • scalping, scalpel (from a Latin verb for cutting)
  •  shelf (cut from wood)
  • shield (cut from wood)
  • scale (originally referred to the bowl of a scale, direct relative of German die Schale)
  • skill (originally the ability to tell apart, to separate)
  • half (cut in half)
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