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  • Lumbaris "referring to the lower or loin region of the body and" algia "is from the Greek"

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  • As a result, "most mainstream retro pop," Mr. Reynolds avers, "offers nostalgia with the 'algia'—the pain and regret—almost completely removed."

    When the Music Stopped

  • The formal name for a hangover is veisalgia, from the Norwegian word for "uneasiness following debauchery" (kveis) and the Greek word for "pain" (algia) - an appropriate title considering the uncomfortable experience!

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  • One was a three-parter: What general meaning do each of these suffixes signify, - osis, - algia and - itis?


  • It's a mashup of the roots solacium (comfort) and algia (pain), which together aptly conjure the word nostalgia.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • Quite apart from issues of spelling consistency (you have 'solostalgia', where the original article you excerpt seems to have 'solastalgia'), it is notoriously bad form to combine Latin (solacium) and Greek ('algia') root words (OK, there have been some 'successes' - television the most conspicuous - but in general it is crassly inelegant and unnecessary).

    Chinese Solastalgia

  • No, I don't think "having the ground moved from under your feet -algia" is a specifically Shenzhen problem at all.

    Chinese Solastalgia

  • For example, myalgia means muscle pain because my means muscle; never used metaphorically, such as “That insurance company is a real algia in the neck.”

    YOU The Smart Patient

  • New Latin, from Greek nostos return home + New Latin - algia; akin to Greek neisthai to return, Old English genesan to survive, Sanskrit nasate he approaches

    powerofrock Diary Entry

  • "solastalgia," a combination of the Latin word solacium (comfort) and the Greek root - algia

    Signs of the Times


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