Words That Will Make You Want To Explore

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Words That Will Make You Want To Explore

I often find myself at a loss for words to describe an emotion. I am far from a linguist and wish I could speak multiple languages but I do love finding words (in other languages or in English) that express a feeling better than I could ever do myself. Here are a few of my favorites and I would love to hear yours in the comments.

Aesthete

Greek: Someone with a deep sensitivity to the beauty of art or nature

 

Komorebi

Japanese: Sunlight that filters through the leaves of trees

Werifesteria

Old English: To wander longingly through the forest in search of mystery

Fernweh

German: An ache for distant places

Psithurism

Greek: The sound of the wind through the trees

Petrichor

Greek: The smell of earth after rain

Cynefin

Welsh: A place where a person or an animal feels it ought to live and belong; it is where nature around you feels right and welcoming

Tenalach

Irish: The relationship one has with the land, the air, the water; a deep connection that makes you one with nature

Shinrin-yoku

Japanese: A visit to the forest for relaxation. Literally: Forest Bathing

 

GLUGGAVEÐUR

Icelandic: “window-weather” as in, the kind of weather that’s nice to look at, but not experience.

Let us know which words touch your soul and share your favorites with us if they are not listed above Happy Exploring!


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