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Words borrowed from German & Hawaiian
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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: The use of empathy in understanding human actions and behavior, especially in interpreting sociological or historical events.
From German verstehen (to understand). Earliest documented use: 1934.
“As a statistician, she had no background or interest in verstehen, and Waldemar had little interest in her.”
Werner Cohn; Early Companions; iUniverse; 2005.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Leaving home in a sense involves a kind of second birth in which we give birth to ourselves. -Robert Neelly Bellah, sociologist and author (23 Feb 1927-2013)
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