Übermensch

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See also: ubermensch and übermensch

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Übermensch (plural Übermenschen)

  1. Alternative letter-case form of übermensch

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Etymology[edit]

From über- +‎ Mensch. Coined by Friedrich Nietzsche in 1883.

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  • IPA(key): [ˈʔyːbɐmɛnʃ]
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Übermensch m (genitive Übermenschen, plural Übermenschen)

  1. (literally) A "superior human"; Overman.

Usage notes[edit]

In Thus Spoke Zarathustra (in German, Also sprach Zarathustra), the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche explains the steps through which man can become an Übermensch (homo superior; the equivalent English translation would be 'over-man' or 'super-man')

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