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Nostomania

nostomania
\nos-tuh-MEY-nee-uh, -MEYN-yuh\
noun
1. an irresistible compulsion to return home; intense homesickness.
Quotes
The nostomania of Odysseus arose from a yearning for what he already knew, already possessed.
-- Eric Ormsby, "The Dark Regime of Paradise," David Solway: Essays on His Works, edited by Carmine Starnino, 2001
Origin
Nostomania shares a root with the word nostalgia in the Greek term nóstos, which means "a return home." It entered English in the mid-1800s.
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Which got worked into my NANO novel, in Highlands, quite unexpectedly a PERFECT image and reference to add.
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