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der Schwanz

Meanings

1.
the tail
(For animals.)
2.
the dick
(most common colloquial German word for the penis. Sounds a bit rougher than "dick", but the usage is roughly the same... I mean, the usage of the word)

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Word of the Day -"schweben"

A quick look at the meaning of "schweben", where it comes from and what it has to do with imagination and blabbering.

Vocab:

schweben, vorschweben, der Schweif, abschweifen, ohne Umschweife


Word Family

Root: *su̯enk-

The core idea of this root was:

bending, swaying, swinging

It’s still quite visible in German words like schwanken and schwenken and even in Schwanz (tail). Just think of a dog waving it :).
The adjective schwach started out as bendable, from where it is not far to its current meaning weak.

The English etymological sources I am using do not mention this root.
But according to the German sources, it would be the origin of the English words to swing, to sway and possibly also swag.

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