An example of nostalgia is the craving to be back in college again.
Origin of nostalgia
- Greek nostos a return home nes-1 in Indo-European roots –algia
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Late Latin nostalgia, from Ancient Greek * Î½Î¿ÏƒÏ„Î±Î»Î³Î¯Î± (nostalgia), from Î½ÏŒÏƒÏ„Î¿Ï‚ (nostos, “a return home") + á¼„Î»Î³Î¿Ï‚ (algos, “pain, suffering"). Compare Italian nostalgia and French nostalgie.