Definition of nostos in English:

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nostos

Pronunciation: /ˈnästōs/

Entry from US English dictionary

noun (plural nostoi /-ˌtoi/)

literary
A homecoming.
Example sentences
  • The tale of Odysseus' journey home is a common theme of this tradition, called the nostos - homecoming.
  • The last term in a completed string signifies destination, arrival, discharge, requitement, satisfaction, achievement, the nostos of Odysseus.
  • The later is the most famous of the nostoi, the return of clever Odysseus to his wife Penelope.

Origin

Greek.

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Syllabification: nos·tos

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