Fernweh

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German[edit]

Watching planes go by at an airport may inflict Fernweh.

Etymology[edit]

fern (far) +‎ Weh (pain). Literally "farsickness" or "longing for far-off places", as contrasted with Heimweh (homesickness, longing for home).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɛʁnveː/
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  • Hyphenation: Fern‧weh
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Noun[edit]

Fernweh n (genitive Fernwehes or Fernwehs, no plural)

  1. wanderlust (desire to travel, a longing for far-off places)
    Synonyms: Wanderlust
    Antonyms: Heimweh

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