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Date: 1700-1800
Language: Modern Latin
Origin: Greek nostos 'returning home' + algos 'pain'

nostalgia

noun
     
nos‧tal‧gia [uncountable]
a feeling that a time in the past was good, or the activity of remembering a good time in the past and wishing that things had not changed
nostalgia for
nostalgia for the good old days
He looked back on his university days with a certain amount of nostalgia.
a wave of nostalgia for how great life was in the 1960s

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