Eunoia

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Seijaku (静寂) Quiet (sei) tranquillity (jaku); silence, calm, serenity (especially in the midst of activity or chaos). Japanese awareness beauty
mångata The roadlike reflection of moonlight on water Swedish nature beauty
Luscofusco Time of nightfall, just with the last ray of Sun Galician physical beauty
tuḷir (துளிர்) Technically "a baby leaf", but it specifcally means a freshness tenderness, delicateness Tamil attribute beauty
Uitwaaien To take a refreshing break outdoors in windy weather Dutch nature life beauty
Xiao xiao The whistling and pattering of rain or wind Chinese nature beauty sound
Solkatt The glimmer that reflects the sunshine off a wristwatch Swedish physical beauty
Chaval al hazman (חבל אל הזמן) Literally "shame on time"; referring to an amazing experience that you don't want to end Hebrew beauty happiness time
Komorebi (木漏れ日) Lit. wood is ‘leaking’ sunlight; dappled sunlight filtering through leaves. Japanese nature beauty
Yugen A profound, mysterious sense of the beauty of the universe…and the sad beauty of human suffering. Japanese beauty awareness philosophy
Mahj Looking beautiful after having a disease Persian beauty change
Chandamama (చందమామ) Literally "uncle moon"; referring to the moon when admiring it Telugu nature beauty
Serendipity The development of events by chance that result in a beneficial way Tamil event beauty life
Livsnjutare Someone who loves life deeply Swedish love life beauty
Chrysalism An amniotic tranquility of being indoors during a thunderstorm. English nature beauty
Ubuntu A quality that includes the essential human virtues; compassion and humanity. Zulu beauty character awareness
Достолепие (dostolepiye) Contains the roots for dosta (a lot) and lepota (beautiful) from Old Bulgarian language. The word literally means full of beauty but it is more like a combination of noble, full of values, beautiful and brave for man and femininity for women. It is very typical to use this word in context of old traditional photos of people where one appreciate the beauty of the past. Bulgarian beauty
Petrichor The smell of earth after rain English nature beauty
Waldeinsamkeit The feeling of solitude in the woods German nature beauty
Wabi-sabi Finding beauty within the imperfections of life and peacefully accepting the natural cycle of growth and decay. Japanese beauty awareness
Punya “Merit,” “virtue”, “sacred", "good karma", among other things Sanskrit beauty
Yakamoz The reflection of moonlight or other lights on water Turkish nature beauty
Gökotta To rise at dawn in order to go out and listen to the birds sing Swedish nature beauty
Kintsukuroi To repair with gold. Understanding that a piece is more beautiful for having broken. Japanese beauty change
Offing The deep, distant stretch of the ocean that is still visible from the land; the foreseeable future English nature beauty




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