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Nostalgia – noun:

a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations

ultimately translates German Heimweh “homesickness”, using Greek-derived elements (nostos “a return home” and algos ”pain”)Note: Nothing special about nostalgia but I do love the etymology. The source words for common terms often fascinate me as much as the uncommon words.

 

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