Dictionary verb aus verb *ster(ə)- strahlen ausstrahlen



to emit
(Mostly used in context of vibes or auras or self confidence. Quite common in that sense)
to air
(For TV and radio shows that are broadcast over the network. Sounds dated and does NOT work for stuff like Youtube and Twitch.)

Word Family

The core idea of this root was:

expanding, strewing, dispersing

The more obvious members are to strew and straw and maybe also for stray, but the root is also the origin of the Latin branch around struct, which means it’s the origin of words like structure, construct, obstruct, instruct and destroy and destruction. The connection here is the notion of building a heap of something. Not super intuitive but when you think of a heap of straw it maybe makes sense.

Other family members are street (“what stretches”), strategy (“armies spread out”) and stratosphere (“the spread out sphere”)

0 0 votes
Article Rating

Questions and Comments

Notify of

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.

Free German newsletter (#gut) ->

I don't spam! Read my privacy policy for more info.