Eunoia

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Nou-nou An indefinite time in the near future. It could be very near, like within a minute or two, or not so very near, like within an hour or three. This time-telling isn't an exact science at all—it's a non-committal way of giving someone a time. Afrikaans time
Otium The condition of being in control of one’s own time; leisure, free-time; ease, peace. Latin growth time habits
Hinna "To find the time” or “to be on time” Swedish time
Kenopsia The eerie, forlorn atmosphere of a place that is usually bustling with people but is now abandoned and quiet. English change time
Zeg The day after tomorrow Georgian time measurement
Madrugada The time of day occurring between past midnight and early morning Spanish time measurement
Anchorage The desire to make time stand still English time
Zeitgeist The "spirit of the time" is what's going on culturally, religiously, or intellectually during a certain period. German time society
Hissikablelvuku To sense something before it actually happens Turkish fate time
(يقبرني) Ya'aburnee A way to declare your hope that your loved one will outlive you because of how unbearable it would be to live without them. Arabic love time strength
Tempus fugit Time flies, flees, escapes. Latin time
Dolgostroj (долгострой) A construction project that seems to go on forever Russian time adverse
Tízórai A meal between breakfast and lunch, literally "at ten o'clock" Hungarian food time
Uzsonna A meal between lunch and dinner Hungarian food time
Pisan Zapra The time needed to eat a banana Malay time measurement food
Að redda To save someone or fix something in a time sensitive manner. Icelandic time
Utura-utura (うつらうつら) To drift between sleep and wakefulness. Japanese event time phsyical
Trasnochar To stay up all night Spanish life time event
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
Tuntuvar The day before a wedding Nogay time event
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
Ellipsism A sadness that you'll never be able to know how history will turn out English adverse thinking time
Rückkehrunruhe The feeling of returning home after an immersive trip only to find it fading rapidly from your awareness. German awareness time
Tizita (ትዝታ) A bittersweet remembrance and longing for a time, person, thing gone by. Amharic time thinking
Fuubutsushi The things – feelings, scents, images – that evoke memories or anticipation for a particular season. Japanese time




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