Nostalgia

nostalgia
[no-stal-juh, -jee-uh, nuh-]
noun
1.
a wistful desire to return in thought or in fact to a former time in one’s life, to one’s home or homeland, or to one’s family and friends; a sentimental yearning for the happiness of a former place or time: a nostalgia for his college days.
2.
something that elicits or displays nostalgia.
Origin:
1770–80; < Neo-Latin < Greek nóst(os) a return home + -algia -algia

Related forms
nos•tal•gic, adjective
Nostalgia is a GRE word.

Example Sentences
• He dismissed nostalgia and sentimentality to focus strictly on music itself.
• If you move frequently enough, you’ll lose the nostalgia soon enough.
• Behind the nostalgia lies growing inequality.
World English Dictionary
nostalgia
—n
1. a yearning for the return of past circumstances, events, etc
2. the evocation of this emotion, as in a book, film, etc
3. longing for home or family; homesickness

[C18: New Latin (translation of German Heimweh homesickness), from Greek nostos a return home + -algia]

Word Origin & History

nostalgia
1770, “severe homesickness” (considered as a disease), Mod.L. (cf. Fr. nostalgie, 1802), coined 1668 by Johannes Hofer as a rendering of Ger. heimweh, from Gk. nostos “homecoming” + algos “pain, grief, distress” (see -algia). Transferred sense (the main modern one) of “wistful
nos•tal•gia definition
Pronunciation: /nä-ˈstal-jə, nə-, nȯ-; nə-ˈstäl-/
Function: n
1 : the state of being homesick
2 : a wistful or excessively sentimental sometimes abnormal yearning for return to or of some past period or irrecoverable condition
nos•tal•gicPronunciation: /-jik/
Function: adj
nos•tal•gi•cal•lyPronunciation: /-ji-k(ə-)lē/
Function: adv
nostalgia nos•tal•gia (nŏ-stāl’jə, nə-)
n.
1. A bittersweet longing for things, persons, or situations of the past.
2. The condition of being homesick; homesickness.
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nos•tal’gic (-jĭk) adj.

No matter what anyone says, no matter how you define it, I miss home more than anyone will ever know.  The only real question left to ask is this, can I find my way home if it never existed?

Only time will tell.

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