Hello all, Does anyone know if there exists a good Latin equivalent for the English hometown? That is, a place where one grew up (not necessarily the same as place of birth, but frequently is). I have been searching many dictionaries and have come up with nothing thus far. I know that some Romance languages don't really have a good term for this. Spanish for example has ciudad natal which is similar but literally means "birth city" and therefore isn't quite the same. I don't believe it carries the nostalgic effect of the English hometown either (although some people use la tierra donde nací - "the land where I was born" - in this way). I don't know if this means Latin in turn lacks an equivalent or if an original Latin term for this just happened to not make it's way into some of the Romance languages (I can't vouch for all as I obviously do not speak them all). Any ideas?