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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Ellipsism A sadness that you'll never be able to know how history will turn out English adverse thinking 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
Pisan Zapra The time needed to eat a banana Malay time measurement food
Tuntuvar The day before a wedding Nogay time event
Tizita (ትዝታ) A bittersweet remembrance and longing for a time, person, thing gone by. Amharic time thinking
Utura-utura (うつらうつら) To drift between sleep and wakefulness. Japanese event time phsyical
Otium The condition of being in control of one’s own time; leisure, free-time; ease, peace. Latin growth time habits
Anchorage The desire to make time stand still English time
Fuubutsushi The things – feelings, scents, images – that evoke memories or anticipation for a particular season. Japanese time
Trasnochar To stay up all night Spanish life time event
Rückkehhrunruhe The feeling of returning home after an immersive trip only to find it fading rapidly from your awareness. German awareness time
Kenopsia The eerie, forlorn atmosphere of a place that is usually bustling with people but is now abandoned and quiet. English change time
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
Að redda To save someone or fix something in a time sensitive manner. Icelandic time
Vorfreude The joyful, intense anticipation that comes from imagining future pleasures German time awareness happiness
Avspasere To take a day (or more) off from work (e.g., because one has previously worked overtime and has built up credit). Norwegian society time
Tempus fugit Time flies, flees, escapes. Latin time
Chaval al hazman (חבל אל הזמן) Literally "shame on time"; referring to an amazing experience that you don't want to end Yiddish beauty happiness time
Hinna "To find the time” or “to be on time” Swedish time
Mysa Can mean "cosying up" or "to snuggle", but in braoder sense, it means to "have a nice and relaxed time" Swedish happiness time
Dolgostroj (долгострой) A construction project that seems to go on forever Russian time adverse
Zeg The day after tomorrow Georgian time measurement
Madrugada The time of day occurring between past midnight and early morning Spanish time measurement



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