er-

Meanings

1.
achieving, reaching a goal
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2.
outward
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3.
to death (out/all the way)
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The German Prefix "er-" explained

The prefix "er-" seems to be very confusing, but there's actually a common underlying theme. Today, we'll find out what that is and check out examples.


The Prefix er- Explained - Part 2

Vocab:

der Urlaub, der Urknall, der Urmensch, erlauben, erfinden, erhalten...


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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