Sehnsucht

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Borrowing from German Sehnsucht, from sehnen (to long) + Sucht (anxiety; sickness; addiction).

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Sehnsucht (uncountable)

  1. (literary) Tender, wistful, and/or melancholic desire; yearning, longing.

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From sehnen (to long) +‎ Sucht (anxiety; sickness; addiction).

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Noun[edit]

Sehnsucht f (genitive Sehnsucht, plural Sehnsüchte)

  1. Sehnsucht; yearning, longing; nostalgia (tender, wistful, and/or melancholic desire)
    • 2000, Bible, Schlachter, published 2003, Psalm 119:20:
      Meine Seele verzehrt sich vor Sehnsucht nach deinen Bestimmungen allezeit.
      My soul is consumed with longing for your ordinances at all times.

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