nostalgia

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From New Latin nostalgia, coined from Ancient Greek νόστος (nóstos, returning home) + ἄλγος (álgos, pain), translating German Heimweh.[1] Ancient Greek *νοσταλγία (*nostalgía) is unattested. Transferred sense probably influenced by French nostalgie, especially in literature.[2]

Compare Italian nostalgia, Spanish nostalgia, Portuguese nostalgia and French nostalgie.

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nostalgia (countable and uncountable, plural nostalgias)

  1. (now uncommon) A longing for home or familiar surroundings; homesickness. [from 18th c.]
  2. (transferred sense) A bittersweet yearning for the things of the past. [from 20th c.]
    • 2013 August 16, Oliver Burkeman, “This is the cutest article”, in The Guardian Weekly[1], 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.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Johannes Hofer (1688) Dissertatio medica de nostalgia, oder Heimwehe (in Latin), Basel: Johann Jakob Harder, DOI:10.3931/e-rara-18924:
    Neque verò denomine deliberanti convenientuis occurrit, remque explicandam præciſius deſignans, quam Noſtalgias vocabulum, origine græcum, & quidem duabus ex vocibus compoſitum, quorum alterum Νόστος Reditum in Patriam, alterum Ἄλγος dolorem aut triſtitiam ſignificat: []
  2. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2022), “nostalgia”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From New Latin nostalgia, coined from Ancient Greek νόστος (nóstos, returning home) + ἄλγος (álgos, pain).

Noun[edit]

nostalgia

  1. nostalgia

Declension[edit]

Inflection of nostalgia (Kotus type 12/kulkija, no gradation)
nominative nostalgia nostalgiat
genitive nostalgian nostalgioiden
nostalgioitten
partitive nostalgiaa nostalgioita
illative nostalgiaan nostalgioihin
singular plural
nominative nostalgia nostalgiat
accusative nom. nostalgia nostalgiat
gen. nostalgian
genitive nostalgian nostalgioiden
nostalgioitten
nostalgiainrare
partitive nostalgiaa nostalgioita
inessive nostalgiassa nostalgioissa
elative nostalgiasta nostalgioista
illative nostalgiaan nostalgioihin
adessive nostalgialla nostalgioilla
ablative nostalgialta nostalgioilta
allative nostalgialle nostalgioille
essive nostalgiana nostalgioina
translative nostalgiaksi nostalgioiksi
instructive nostalgioin
abessive nostalgiatta nostalgioitta
comitative nostalgioineen
Possessive forms of nostalgia (type kulkija)
possessor singular plural
1st person nostalgiani nostalgiamme
2nd person nostalgiasi nostalgianne
3rd person nostalgiansa

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From New Latin nostalgia, coined from Ancient Greek νόστος (nóstos, returning home) + ἄλγος (álgos, pain).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /no.stalˈd͡ʒi.a/
  • Rhymes: -ia
  • Hyphenation: no‧stal‧gì‧a

Noun[edit]

nostalgia f (plural nostalgie)

  1. nostalgia, homesickness, longing

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Indonesian[edit]

Indonesian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia id

Etymology[edit]

From English nostalgia.

Noun[edit]

nostalgia (first-person possessive nostalgiaku, second-person possessive nostalgiamu, third-person possessive nostalgianya)

  1. nostalgia

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Malay[edit]

Malay Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia ms

Etymology[edit]

From English nostalgia.

Noun[edit]

nostalgia (Jawi spelling نوستلݢيا‎, plural nostalgia-nostalgia, informal 1st possessive nostalgiaku, 2nd possessive nostalgiamu, 3rd possessive nostalgianya)

  1. nostalgia

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Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French nostalgie, from New Latin nostalgia, from Ancient Greek νόστος (nóstos) + ἄλγος (álgos).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /nɔsˈtal.ɡja/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -alɡja
  • Syllabification: nos‧tal‧gia

Noun[edit]

nostalgia f

  1. nostalgia (yearning for the past)

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nouns
adjective

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adverb

Further reading[edit]

  • nostalgia in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • nostalgia in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From New Latin nostalgia, coined from Ancient Greek νόστος (nóstos, returning home) + ἄλγος (álgos, pain).

Cognate with Galician nostalxia.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /nuʃ.taɫ.ˈʒi.ɐ/
  • Hyphenation: nos‧tal‧gi‧a

Noun[edit]

nostalgia f (plural nostalgias)

  1. nostalgia (yearning for the past)

Spanish[edit]

Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia es

Etymology[edit]

From New Latin nostalgia, coined from Ancient Greek νόστος (nóstos, returning home) + ἄλγος (álgos, pain).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /nosˈtalxja/, [nosˈt̪al.xja]
  • Hyphenation: nos‧tal‧gia

Noun[edit]

nostalgia f (plural nostalgias)

  1. nostalgia

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