Dictionary verb *tele- dulden


to accept, to let be
(In the sense of "not taking measures against" even though you'd have reasons to. NOT used for accepting offers.)


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Advent Calendar 2019 - Patience

A quick look at "die Geduld" - the German word for "patience".

Word Family

Root: *tele-

The core idea of the root was:

bearing, carrying

It’s the origin of the words tolerate, which has an element of bearing, as well as to extol and probably also toll.
The original idea of extol was probably a general raising, lifting which then shifted toward a more figurative sense.

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