Hiraeth etymology


Welsh word hiraeth comes from Proto-Celtic *sīr-axto-, and later Proto-Brythonic *hiraɨθ (Nostalgia, longing, yearning, homesickness.)

Etymology of hiraeth

Detailed word origin of hiraeth

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*sīr-axto- Proto-Celtic (cel-pro)
*hiraɨθ Proto-Brythonic (cel-bry-pro) Nostalgia, longing, yearning, homesickness.
hiraeth Welsh (cym) An intense form of longing or nostalgia, wistfulness. Homesickness for a home to which you cannot return, or for a home which may have never been. The grief for the lost places of your past.