Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Word of the Day 09/17/21 Saudade

Saudade (noun)
saudade [ soh-dah-duh ]


noun
1. (in Portuguese folk culture) a deep emotional state of melancholic longing for a person or thing that is absent: the theme of saudade in literature and music.

Origin: First recorded in 1910–15; from Portuguese: literally, “yearning,” from Latin sōlitāt-, stem of sōlitās “loneliness, solitude” (Latin -l- between vowels is lost in Portuguese); the original Old Portuguese soidade was changed to saudade by association with saudar “to greet” (see salute)

HOW TO USE SAUDADE IN A SENTENCE
At the age of eighteen Camoens left Coimbra, bidding adieu to the old city in verses breathing the most tender saudade.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 5, SLICE 1|VARIOUS

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