Sentimental Recollection Crossword Clue

Sentimental recollection crossword clue. A daily quick one crossword in Daily Telegraph Sydney on Tuesday, 18 July 2017. 9 letters.

The answer: NOSTALGIA

Nostalgia is a sentimentality for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations. The word nostalgia is learned formation of a Greek compound, consisting of νόστος (nóstos), meaning “homecoming”, a Homeric word, and ἄλγος (álgos), meaning “pain” or “ache”, and was coined by a 17th-century medical student to describe the anxieties displayed by Swiss mercenaries fighting away from home. Described as a medical condition—a form of melancholy—in the Early Modern period, it became an important trope in Romanticism

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