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Thoroughly Depressing Word of the Day: Vellichor

Jeevan Sivasubramaniam Posted by Jeevan Sivasubramaniam, Managing Director, Editorial, Berrett-Koehler Publishers Inc.



Thoroughly Depressing Word of the Day:  Vellichor

Vellichor (noun): The strange wistfulness of used bookstores, which are somehow infused with the passage of time—filled with thousands of old books you’ll never have time to read, each of which is itself locked in its own era, bound and dated and papered over like an old room the author abandoned years ago, a hidden annex littered with thoughts left just as they were on the day they were captured -- entire lives that you'll never experience.

 

All entries and words obtained from The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

Comments

Shabnam
Shabnam Banerjee-McFarland

wait this is actually so lovely is this an english word? i've always wanted to learn another language because there i often feel like other languages have beautiful words to describe a very specific emotion, phenomenon or situation and english doesn't  really have that 


August 4, 2016