nostalgia

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin nostalgia, from Ancient Greek * νοσταλγία (nostalgia), from νόστος (nóstos, a return home) + ἄλγος (álgos, pain, suffering). Compare Italian nostalgia, Spanish 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

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 nostalgialleˣ nostalgioilleˣ
essive nostalgiana nostalgioina
translative nostalgiaksi nostalgioiksi
instructive nostalgioin
abessive nostalgiatta nostalgioitta
comitative nostalgioineen

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From nostro +‎ -algia

Noun[edit]

nostalgia f (plural nostalgie)

  1. nostalgia, homesickness, longing

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

nostalgia f (plural nostalgias)

  1. nostalgia (yearning for the past)

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

nostalgia m (plural nostalgias)

  1. nostalgia