Re: Help with German
|From:||Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, August 22, 2006, 21:42|
> In working with Pokorny's "Indogermanisches Wörterbuch" I have come
> across some German words the meanings of which I don't know. I can't
> find them in my German dictionary. I can break them into parts, but
> the compounds don't make any sense to me. Would any of our German
> members tell me what these words mean currently?
(Maybe there's a special term for this?)
proceeds of fruit
Maybe 'einöden'? That's not a verb you'd find in a lexicon, but if
I were forced to tell what it means, it would be:
to make a solitude, to make desolate
I.e., the causative of 'veröden', 'to become a solitude'; from
'öd(e)', 'bleak, desolate, barren'.
But this is quite far-fetched!