Where does “World”/”Mundo” come from? Etymology of English “World,” Latin “Mundus,” Halloween Story

Inasmuch as Cioran may be thought of as a nihilistic religious thinker, a heterodox mystic of sorts, a modern day Gnostic, he is an acosmistic thinker (hence acosmicism) who rejects the very (metaphysical) notion of “world” as an orderly totality (Greek), a holy Creation (Hebrew), “light” (Romanian) or “peace” (Russian).

The Romanian word for “world” comes from the Latin word meaning “light”, “irradiance”, lumen. The Russian word for “world” is mir, which also means “peace” (as in Tolstoi’s novel, War and peace) The very notion of “world”, whatever the language, is all too human (anthropomorfical).

What’s the etymological link between the words Halloween, Werewolf, World, Welt (German), Mundo (Portuguese, Spanish), Mondo (Italian), Monde (French), Lume (Romanian), Мир (Russian), Mundus in Latin and Kosmos in Greek?

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