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Nostalgia - etymology

 
Tuesday, January 8, 2008, 14:18 - Etymology and word roots, Ancient Greek Language, Latin Derivatives, Roots, Word Origins
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Seriously, where do these people get there etymologies from?

To make this quotation more understandable let me remind you that the word nostalgia is comprised of the Latin words “nostos (home) and “algia (fervent desire, longing).

http://www.hetq.am/eng/society/7447/

Ok, they got the 'algeo' part somewhat right. The verb means 'feel pain, to be sick, to be sorrowful'. But it's Greek, not Latin!

'Nostos' means (in Greek, mind you) 'a return' or, sometimes, 'a journey'.

Apparently, as long as you get the meaning of the whole thing right it does not matter what meanings you ascribe to different parts of the word or what language you claim these parts to derive from.

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