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Wahnfried

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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:de language|Template:lang:de]][[Category:Template:lang:de derivations]] Wahn (madness, illusion) + Friede (peace).

Proper noun

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Wahnfried

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Wahnfried

  1. The name of Richard Wagner’s villa in Bayreuth, Germany. It means "Peace from life’s madness".

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Quotations

  • 2000, Gottfried Wagner, Twilight of the Wagners [1]
    The view from my window showed part of the villa that had survived the war, including the Wagner house’s motto: “Here where my fancies [Wahnen] found peace [Frieden], this house I name Wahnfried.”
    In front of the Villa Wahnfried, perched on a high plinth, was a bust of King Ludwig II, who had financed many of Richard Wagner’s years as a composer.
  • 2001, R J Hollingdale, Nietzsche [2]
    A month later he went to Bayreuth and stayed with the Wagners at their new house, Wahnfried, until the 15th August.
  • 2005, Nancy Thorndike Greenspan, The End of the Certain World [3]
    On the day when Wagner’s widow, Cosima, a strident anti-Semite, opened the doors of her estate, Haus Wahnfried, for an elegant garden party, she barred Jews.

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