PRONUNCIATION: (VELT-ahn-shou-oong)

MEANING: noun: World view.

ETYMOLOGY: From German Weltanschauung (world view), from Welt (world) + Anschauung (perception). Earliest documented use: 1868.

NOTES: 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.

DELTANSCHAUUNG - familiarity with the waterways at the mouth of the Mississippi

WELTANSCHADUNG - awareness that the world is full of misfortunes

BELTANSCHAUUNG - overall philosophy of dieting