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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Kertek The sound of dry leaves or twigs being trodden underfoot Malay sound nature
Jumpa To jump from one floating piece of ice to another Swedish physical nature
Desir The sound of sand driven by the wind Malay sound nature
Psithurism The sound of wind through trees English nature beauty
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
Petrichor The smell of earth after rain English nature beauty
Mauri The essence that animates something living, but not human Māori nature
Celístia Brighness from the stars Catalan nature physical
Chrysalism An amniotic tranquility of being indoors during a thunderstorm. English nature beauty
cāral (சாரல்) A gentle secondary drizzle either from a waterfall or rain Tamil nature
Uitwaaien To take a refreshing break outdoors in windy weather Dutch nature life beauty
En plein air Outdoors; in the open air. French nature physical
Lieko A tree trunk that has fallen to the bottom of a lake Finnish 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
Volya (Воля) "Freedom" and "will", but also vast natural landscape Russian nature beauty
mångata The roadlike reflection of moonlight on water Swedish nature beauty
Waldeinsamkeit The feeling of solitude in the woods German nature beauty
Listopad The falling of the leaves Russian nature event
Chandamama (చందమామ) Literally "uncle moon"; referring to the moon when admiring it Telugu nature beauty
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
Komorebi (木漏れ日) Lit. wood is ‘leaking’ sunlight; dappled sunlight filtering through leaves. Japanese nature beauty
Resol That kind of sun light, non direct, when the sun is covered by clouds that still hurts the eyes. Mallorquín nature
Calacala Children wading through water as they play Tulu family physical nature
Nameer (نمير) Clear water. Arabic nature attribute

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