Etymology
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homesickness (n.)

1756, translating German Heimweh, from Heim "home" (see home (n.)) + Weh "woe, pain;" the compound is from Swiss dialect, expressing a longing for the mountains, and was introduced to other European languages 17c. by Swiss mercenaries. Also see nostalgia.

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Definitions of homesickness

homesickness (n.)
a longing to return home;
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