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Meaning of NOSTALGIA

Pronunciation:  nâ'staljeeu

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  longing for something past

NOSTALGIA is a 9 letter word that starts with N.


 See Also: homesickness, longing, yearning



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Nos*tal"gi*a\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a return home + ?
pain.] (Med.)
Homesickness; esp., a severe and sometimes fatal form of
melancholia, due to homesickness.

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