Monday, April 16, 2012

N is for NOSTALGIA

Nostalgia

NOSTALGIA

1: the state of being homesick : homesickness
2: a wistful or excessively sentimental yearning for return to or of some past period or irrecoverable condition; also : something that evokes nostalgia 

Origin

New Latin, from Greek nostos return home + New Latin -algia; akin to Greek neisthai to return, Old English genesan to survive, Sanskrit nasate he approaches
First Known Use: 1756
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1 comment:

  1. I have many episodes of nostalgia as I get older...

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    KarenG
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