Erkraftung

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from an extremely rare verb erkraften: Erkraft +‎ -ung.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʔɛɐ̯ˈkʀaftʊŋ/

Noun[edit]

Erkraftung f ‎(genitive Erkraftung, plural Erkraftungen)

  1. the event of getting or receiving power, enlightenment
    • 1904, Rudolf Steiner, Theosophie, p.219 (in the 2003 print)
      Da erscheinen […] die dargestellten Wahrheiten wie willkürlich hingeworfene Behauptungen. Aber anders ist es bei dem, dessen Ideen-Erleben durch das Lesen dessen, was an die Beobachtung der Sinneswelt angeknüpft ist, eine Erkraftung erfahren hat.
      Thus the illustrated truths appear like randomly uttered conjectures. But it is different to him, whose experience of ideas has experienced an enlightenment, by reading that, what is bound to the observation of the physical world.