Why: In a post about dog seders, Julie says:
dogs are not only part of the family but part of the zeitgeistAnswer: German : Zeit, time (from Middle High German zīt, from Old High German) + Geist, spirit, as in poltergeist.] Well, that makes sense.
The More You Know: In 1769, Johann Gottfried Herder introduced the word Zeitgeist into German as a translation of genius seculi (Latin: genius - "guardian spirit" and saeculi - "of the century"). However, the concept is best known from Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel's philosophy of history, which he developed from 1822-1830.