Wahn

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German wān, from Proto-Germanic *wēniz.

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Noun[edit]

Wahn m (genitive Wahns or Wahnes, plural Wahne)

  1. illusion, delusion, (vain) hope (leerer/eitler Wahn), false idea, false perception, incorrect image
  2. (psychiatry) mania, craze, false interpretation of reality

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Further reading[edit]

  • Wahn in Duden online