nostalgia

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See also: nostalgía

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin nostalgia, from Ancient Greek * νοσταλγία (nostalgia), from νόστος (nostos, a return home) + ἄλγος (algos, pain, suffering). Compare Italian nostalgia and French nostalgie.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /nɒˈstaldʒə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /nɑˈstældʒə/, /nɔˈstældʒə/

Noun[edit]

nostalgia (plural nostalgias)

  1. A longing for home or familiar surroundings; homesickness.
  2. A bittersweet yearning for the things of the past.
    • 2013 August 16, Oliver Burkeman, “This is the cutest article”, The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 10, page 20: 
      I can't have been the only person, last week, to feel a rush of nostalgia upon learning that Thames Water had removed a bus-sized, 15-tonne lump of food fat ("mixed with wet wipes") from the sewers under London. The fatberg was an August news story redolent of the old-fashioned silly season.
  3. Reminiscence of the speaker's childhood or younger years.

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Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

nostalgia

  1. nostalgia

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From nostro +‎ -algia

Noun[edit]

nostalgia f (plural nostalgie)

  1. nostalgia, homesickness, longing

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Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

nostalgia m (plural nostalgias)

  1. nostalgia