levensleugen

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From leven +‎ -s- +‎ leugen, calque of Danish livsløgn (coined by Ibsen in his 1884 play Vildanden).

Noun[edit]

levensleugen c (plural levensleugens, diminutive levensleugentje n)

  1. grand lie, grand delusion, sustained (self-)delusion, lived lie