Nostalgia etymology


English word nostalgia comes from Ancient Greek ἄλγος, Ancient Greek νόστος

Etymology of nostalgia

Detailed word origin of nostalgia

Dictionary entry Language Definition
ἄλγος Ancient Greek (grc)
νόστος Ancient Greek (grc)
νοσταλγία Ancient Greek (grc)
*νοσταλγία Ancient Greek (grc)
nostalgia Late Latin (LL)
nostalgia English (en) A bittersweet yearning for the things of the past.. A longing for home or familiar surroundings; homesickness.. Reminiscence of the speaker's childhood or younger years.