Eunoia

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Desir The sound of sand driven by the wind Malay sound nature
Badkruka Someone who refuses to enter a body of water. Eg. Get in the lake you badkruka, or am I going to have to pull you in by your beard? Swedish funny nature explore
cāral (சாரல்) A gentle secondary drizzle either from a waterfall or rain Tamil nature
Psithurism The sound of wind through trees English nature beauty
Waldeinsamkeit The feeling of solitude in the woods German nature beauty
Xiao xiao The whistling and pattering of rain or wind Chinese nature beauty sound
Shinrin-yoku (森林浴) bathing' in the forest (literally and/or metaphorically). Japanese nature event
Werifesteria To wander longingly through the forest in search of mystery English nature explore
Listopad The falling of the leaves Russian nature event
Cynefin A place where a person or an animal feels it ought to live and belong; it is where nature around you feels right and welcoming Welsh nature feeling
En plein air Outdoors; in the open air. French nature physical
arumpu (அரும்பு) A bud, but specifically referring to the stage where it is just starting to bud Tamil nature
Mauri The essence that animates something living, but not human Māori nature
Celístia Brighness from the stars Catalan nature physical
Nameer (نمير) Clear water. Arabic nature attribute
Volta During certain hours of the early evening, around dusk, everyone in the town who might feel like going for a walk takes a saunter or stroll up and down the main street Greek time physical nature
Abendrot The colour of the sky when the sun is setting German nature beauty
Chrysalism An amniotic tranquility of being indoors during a thunderstorm. English nature beauty
Yuputka A word made for walking in the woods at night, it’s the phantom sensation of something crawling on your skin Ulwa nature adverse
Kertek The sound of dry leaves or twigs being trodden underfoot Malay sound nature
Gökotta To rise at dawn in order to go out and listen to the birds sing Swedish nature beauty
Chandamama (చందమామ) Literally "uncle moon"; referring to the moon when admiring it Telugu nature beauty
Nakhur A camel that won't give milk until her nostrils have been tickled Persian nature
Friluftsliv “Free air life,” signifying a fundamental understanding of the positive impact of being in nature Norwegian nature health
Volya (Воля) "Freedom" and "will", but also vast natural landscape Russian nature beauty




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