Dictionary conjunction *uidh- aus außer


except, except for, but
(the right case depends on role of the element in a sentence)
out of
(only in few fixed phrasings)


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Prefix Verbs Explained - "absehen"

The verb "absehen" is not very common. But the noun "die Absicht". Today, we'll find out what it means and how to say "on purpose" in German.


absehen, die Absicht, beabsichtigen, absichtlich

The German prefix "aus" (and other words for "out")


aus, ausmachen, ausgehen, ausfallen, raus, draußen, außen, außer, äußerlich, äußern, veräußern

Word Family

Root: *uidh-

The core idea of this root was:

up, outward, away

It’s the origin of English out as well as German aus and the prefixes ur- and er-.

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