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Monday, April 11, 2011 Nostalgia


[no-stal-juh, -jee-uh, nuh-]  
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. 
3. A yearning for the return of past circumstances, events, etc
4. The evocation of this emotion, as in a book, film, etc  
5. Longing for home or family; homesickness  
6. A bittersweet longing for things, persons, or situations of the past.
[C18: New Latin (translation of German Heimweh  homesickness), from Greek nostos  a return home + -algia ]

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