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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: World view.
From German Weltanschauung (world view), from Welt (world) + Anschauung (perception). Earliest documented use: 1868.
When we bring in a word from another language, sometimes we borrow it as it is and at other times make a literal translation, also known as a loan translation. The word weltanschauung appears so useful that English has borrowed the original form and also made a loan translation: world view.
“By the end of the decade he had reeled off a dozen more hits ... which tapped into the teenage weltanschauung, articulating adolescent passions.”
Chuck Berry (obituary); The Times (London, UK); Mar 20, 2017.
See more usage examples of weltanschauung in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth -- and truth rewarded me. -Simone de Beauvoir, author and philosopher (9 Jan 1908-1986)