Nostomania

Updated: 2017-11-30.

Nostomania is an intense homesickness; a strong feeling while away that one must return home.

Greek nóstos means “a return home,” and it is also the root of the word nostalgia.

Nostomania Example:

The nostomania of Odysseus arose from a yearning for what he already knew, already possessed.

– “The Dark Regime of Paradise,” David Solway: Essays on His Works, edited by Carmine Starnino, 2001

See alsoXenization definitionMontivagant definition, and Waldeinsamkeit definition.

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