I Googled the word and found a site that promised a definition, but Symantec reported "Symantec has blocked ...security event..." So I never did see the definition. A dangerous word, no doubt.Apparently a made-up word, according to this, but it sounds suitably obscure and believable
These Words Are Completely Made Up, But What They Describe Is Painfully Real
A made-up word which is not in any dictionary if not the Urban Dictionary (which is is a dictionary of slang).Alright, so, it's been 9 years and your curiosity and burning desire to learn the term has probably gotten so great that it's likely exceeded your brain's capacity to even remember that it was even a thing (or you already learned it), but, the term is Anemoia.
Kaukokaipuu: People of, say, Irish descent who have never actually been to the country of their ancestry may still experience an unexpected ache for it, as if they miss it — a strange, contradictory sort of feeling, as you can’t really miss someplace you’ve never been. But the Finnish recognize that the emotion exists, and they gave it a name: kaukokaipuu, a feeling of homesickness for a place you’ve never visited. It can also mean a kind of highly specified version of wanderlust, a “craving for a distant land” — dreaming from your desk about some far-off place like New Zealand, or the Hawaiian Islands, or Machu Picchu, with an intensity that feels almost like homesickness.Hello folks. Does anyone happen to know if there's a term for a phenomenon (or maybe 'psychological condition') whereby a person feels nostalgia for a place he's never been to or a time he's never lived in?
I can't think of anything to add, really, to this remarkably short question.
I would note that it is a word invented by a rock musician, apparently for lyrics. It does not seem to be universally accepted.I believe the word you’ve all been looking for is anemoia. It’s a fairly new term but It means:
a nostalgic sense of longing for a past you yourself have never lived. It is nostalgia for the “good ol' days”
Hope this is good!
It's called yarn, either as in yarn knitted in the round or as in a sailor's story.It was suggested back in post #72 of this thread. What's the name for a thread that goes round in circles?