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Nostomania – Glossary Definition

Nostomania – Glossary Definition

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Nostomania is essentially the feeling of homesickness. Taken by whoislimos via unsplash.com. [Public Domain].

What is Nostomania?

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.

A traveler may feel nostomania while abroad, especially if in a new country, a faraway place, or when traveling alone.

More on Nostomania

Here’s an example of nostomania used in a sentence:

“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

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