A fun look at the German verb "wischen" and its sometimes not so obvious prefix versions. Also, we'll learn the proper word for wiping one's butt and listen to classical music.
wischen, verwischen, erwischen, entwischen, jemandem eins auswischen
This is one of the roots that was about:
bending, winding (also: changing)
It doesn’t have too many offspring in English, but certainly some surprisingly ones.
Here’s a little (incomplete) overview:
- wicker (“winding tree”)
- vice- (“taking the place of”)
- weak (“easy to bend”)
- week (“the change of times”)
- vice versa (“change to the counter as well”)