(Indo-European Root)


to become firm, to tighten
(This is a relatively small family with the only notable English member being "tight". "thick" would fit in as well, but that comes from a different root, actually. )

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Word of the Day - "dicht"


dicht, die Dichte, verdichten, dick, die Dicke, dichten, der Dichter

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Root: *tenk-

The core idea of the root was

becoming firm, thickening, contracting

The only known English offspring is tight. Thick does NOT belong to this family, though it would make sense if it did.

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