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the thunder storm
(Think of it as a "light" thunder storm. Germany has well tempered weather. A really stormy storm is der Sturm. It's a nice example for "ge-" meaning "collection of"... collection of weather.)
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Word Family

Root: *we-

The core idea of this root was:

blowing

The most obvious offspring are weather, wind and the Latin branch around to vent and ventilate.
But the root is also the origin of window, which originally meant “wind-eye“, and Nirwana, which taken literally is something like “blowing out”.

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