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Hiraeth /hɪəraɪ̯θ/ is a Welsh word that many Welsh speakers claim has no direct English translation. The University of Wales, Lampeter attempts to define it as homesickness tinged with grief or sadness over the lost or departed. It is a mix of longing, yearning, nostalgia, wistfulness, and the earnest desire for the Wales of the past. Hiraeth bears considerable similarities with the Portuguese concept of saudade (a key theme in Fado music), Galician morriña and Romanian dor.
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
|Police Authority||Dyfed Powys|
Other names by which Hiraeth, Carmarthenshire has been known in the past
Hiraeth, Carmarthenshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Hyreth, vil., Llanfalteg par., W. Carmarthenshire, 4 miles NE. of Narberth.
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