homesick

[hohm-sik]
adjective
sad or depressed from a longing for home or family while away from them for a long time.

Origin:
1790–1800; home + sick1

homesickness, noun
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homesick (ˈhəʊmˌsɪk)
 
adj
depressed or melancholy at being away from home and family
 
'homesickness
 
n

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homesickness
1756, translating Ger. heimweh, from Heim "home" + Weh "woe, pain;" the compound is from Swiss dialect, expressing the longing for the mountains. The word was introduced to other European languages 17c. by Swiss mercenaries.
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Different people experience homesickness differently and cope with it in different ways.
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