Origin of nostalgia
Examples from the Web for nostalgia
De Robertis, an East Village mainstay, closes tomorrow—a moment for nostalgia, but also pragmatism.
In “Back Home,” Gil also revisits the nostalgia for the South explored in his Johns Hopkins thesis, “Circle of Stone.”‘The Prince of Chocolate City’: When Gil Scott-Heron Became A Music Icon|Marcus Baram|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yet her work is all heart, her flights of fancy rich with nostalgia without being mawkish.
Levin rightly disparages the “nostalgia” that he says “blinds” both liberals and conservatives to this new reality.
The books are not nostalgia, and I would hate for them to be thought of as nostalgia.Sarah Waters: Queen of the Tortured Lesbian Romance|Tim Teeman|September 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Most of these emigrants, moreover, suffered from the nostalgia which is characteristic of the Swiss.Lausanne|Francis Henry Gribble
He sat down on a stool and bowed his face in his hands, while his shoulders heaved up and down in the emotion of nostalgia.Abe and Mawruss|Montague Glass
In some ill-defined way Harrington Surtaine was involved in that nostalgia.The Clarion|Samuel Hopkins Adams
That was my great object in those days; I was a victim to nostalgia, or home sickness.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete|Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
The nostalgia of the boards is a disease your love might not have warded off.The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes|Israel Zangwill
Word Origin for nostalgia
1770, "severe homesickness" (considered as a disease), Modern Latin (cf. French nostalgie, 1802), coined 1668 by Johannes Hofer, as a rendering of German heimweh, from Greek algos "pain, grief, distress" (see -algia) + nostos "homecoming," from PIE *nes- "to return safely home" (cf. Old Norse nest "food for a journey," Sanskrit nasate "approaches, joins," German genesen "to recover," Gothic ganisan "to heal," Old English genesen "to recover"). Transferred sense (the main modern one) of "wistful yearning for the past" first recorded 1920.