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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Author: S.M.Muse

After meeting Frank Herbert, author of the acclaimed Dune Series, I decided the life of writing was for me. That was about 30 years ago, I've been writing ever since. Heir of Nostalgia is my first published novel, and thanks to the encouragement of my loving wife Janet, is the first in a series chronicling the trials and tribulations of young man in search of his family, his country as well as his place in the world. I am pleased to present it here, for your reading pleasure. I truly believe in the gift and wonder of reading, I hope you do as well. Here's to the land of wonder, an air of Nostalgia, and childhood memories. May we never grow too old to dream... Got a question, comment or review, I'd love to hear from you. Simply drop me a line at: heirofnostalgia@gmail.com

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