Dictionary verb *st(e)i(g)- stecken drinstecken

drinstecken

(verb)

Meanings

1.
to be inside
(In the sense of being in a container. Can also be about being stuck, but doesn't have to be.)
How useful:
2.
be in one's shoes
(Used mainly in the phrasing "Da steckt man nicht drin." in contexts when you can't really understand why someone is doing what they're doing.)
How useful:

Word Family

The core idea of this root was:

pointing, pricking, piercing

It’s the origin of words like stick, stitch and steak (which was originally a piece of meat on a stick over the fire) as well as some Latin loanwords like stimulus, instinct, instigate, stigma and style.

The German word “der Stock“, which can be a stick, does NOT belong to this family but rather to the family of *(s)teu- which has a similar theme, but which is much bigger.

0 0 votes
Article Rating

Questions and Comments

🗨
Subscribe
Notify of
guest

0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments


Never miss out!

Join over 20.000 German learners and get my epic newsletter whenever I post a new article :)

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.