WIP: Nostalgia

Source: Merriam-Webster Online
Main Entry: nos·tal·gia
Pronunciation: \nä-ˈstal-jə, nə- also no-, nō-; nə-ˈstäl-\
Function: noun
Etymology: New Latin, from Greek nostos return home + New Latin -algia; akin to Greek neisthai to return, Old English genesan to survive, Sanskrit nasate he approaches
Date: 1729

1 : the state of being homesick : homesickness
2 : a wistful or excessively sentimental yearning for return to or of some past period or irrecoverable condition; also : something that evokes nostalgia

I never connected nostalgia with homesickness. Interesting. Anyway, I'm posting as I'm working on a set of compositions about nostalgia. I'm hoping that posting various bits of research here will help me complete the project.

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