wehmütig

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German wēmōdich. Analysable as Wehmut +‎ -ig, but Middle Low German wēmōt is perhaps a backformation from the adjective. See Wehmut for more.

Adjective[edit]

wehmütig (comparative wehmütiger, superlative am wehmütigsten)

  1. wistful, nostalgic (experiencing a sad or bitter-sweet feeling at the memory of something from the past, or at the thought about the nature of life, often momentarily)

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