A quick, fun look at the meaning of "die Laune" and how to say you're in a good mood in German. Also: the difference to "die Stimmung" and a surprise connection
die Laune, gute Laune, die Partylaune, launisch, gelaunt, die Stimmung, die Stimmungsschwankung
The core idea of this root was:
light, bright, shining
It’s the origin of the word light in the sense of lightning and of the Latin branch around luce with words like:
- lucent, lucid, translucent
Also the Greek leuko- belongs to the family and origially meant “clear, white”.