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EtymologyEdit

From liv (life) +‎ -s- +‎ lede (loathing).

NounEdit

livslede c (singular definite livsleden, not used in plural form)

  1. profound and lasting discomfort with existence
    • 2009, Psykopatens bibel, BoD – Books on Demand →ISBN, page 99
      Ja, hvor kommer livsleden mon fra?!
      Yes, where indeed does this ennui come from?!
    • 2010, Jens Christian Nielsen, Den svære ungdom: 10 eksperter om unges trivsel og mistrivsel, Hans Reitzels Forlag →ISBN, page 55
      Og så er der det, selvmordsforskerne kalder livslede. Livslede er mere end det, at man vil dø. Det handler om at kredse om, at man kan blive befriet for sin lidelse, hvis livet stoppede.
      And then there is that which students of suicide call ennui. Ennui is more than the wish to die. It is about entertaining the notion that one may be freed of one's suffering if life ended.
    • 1947, Asger Nyholm, Religion og politik: en Monrad studie
      Aforismerne, der sandsynligvis er paabegyndt under Udrejsen, beskriver en Sindsstemning, som Medicinere vil kalde Depression, og som Monrad selv kalder Livslede.
      The aphorisms, that were probably begun during the trip, describe a state of mind that doctors would call depression, and that Monrad himself calls ennui.
    • 2013, Einar Már Guðmundsson, Islandske konger, Lindhardt og Ringhof →ISBN
      Ingenting. Ingenting. Sådan udtrykte Thorhal Jøkulsson sin livslede. Det, der var i vejen, var netop, at der ingenting var i vejen. Han boede i en slags tomrum. Han var led ved at eksistere.
      Nothing. Nothing. This is how Thorhal Jøkulsson expressed his ennui. The problem was that there was no problem. He lived in a sort of vacuum. He loathed to exist.
    • 1845, Grímur Thomsen, Om Lord Byron, page 192
      Manfred er Fortsættelsen af Faust, det er Faust befriet fra Mephistopheles's[sic] diaboliske Samqvem, fra Livsleden, Faust Seierherre over sin Sandselighed, men derfor ogsaa en transformeret Faust,...
      Manfred is the continuation of Faust, it is Faust liberated from the diabolical company of Mephistopheles, from the ennui, Faust victor of his sensuality, but therefore also a transformed Faust,...

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