Weltanschauung love

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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Lit., world view; a conception of the course of events in, and of the purpose of, the world as a whole, forming a philosophical view or apprehension of the universe; the general idea embodied in a cosmology.

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  • noun a comprehensive view of the world and human life

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[German : Welt, world (from Middle High German wërlt, from Old High German weralt; see wī-ro- in Indo-European roots) + Anschauung, view (from Middle High German anschouwunge, observation, mystical contemplation : an-, on, at from Old High German ana-; see anlage + schouwunge, look, from schouwen, to look at, from Old High German scouwōn).]

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