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This is a beautiful observation. Unfortunately, it is false. Demut is derived from the Old High German diomuoti and means " willing to serve". Mut comes from the Indo-Germanic word mo, moda. It means a very strong will to achieve something.There is no linguistic connection.
For me, the interest is as one who loves wordplay in my own language, English, and how I enjoy noticing relationships with words in a new language. Like how the reversal of two letters can turn Leid into Lied -- sorrow into song.As a poet, I do enjoy playing with how words sound and how one word can be found inside another word. Etymology is also great to know, but not to use to disqualify the enjoyment of wordplay.
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