Meanings

1.
to make up, to invent, to come up with
("sich+Dat etwas ausdenken" - always comes with the self reference, though technically, it's not necessary. )
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Word Family

Root: *tong-

The core idea of this root was:

thinking, feeling

So basically, it was about what is going on inside you.
It’s the origin of to think and to thank, which originally probably meant something like “thinking of someone with gratitude”.

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