... is German for => root or square root

The German word Wurzel can mean any nth root of a number or simply the square root of a number.

German: Was ist die Wurzel aus 16? Antwort: 4.
English What is the square root of 16? Answer: 4.

German: Was ist die dritte Wurzel aus 27? Antwort: 3.
English: What is the third root of 27? Answer: 3.