Saturday, August 19, 2006

The Daily Hump: Doppelgänger

dop·pel·gäng·er or dop·pel·gang·er (dŏp'əl-găng'ər, -gĕng'-)

n. A ghostly double of a living person, especially one that haunts its fleshly counterpart.

[German, a double :
doppel, double (from French double; see double) + Gänger, goer (from Gang, a going, from Middle High German ganc, from Old High German).]

[The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition]

Footnote: I remember first coming upon the word doppelgänger in Konami's 1990 NES release Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse. Great game!

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:: posted by David, 1:49 PM


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