waldeinsamkeit

anonymous asked:

silly question, but is there a word in any given language that stands for "a lover of forest" not nature, just forest.. ? sorry for bothering and good day <3

Nemophily is the fondness for forest scenery. It is the love of the woods. (Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by C. & G. Merriam Co.) A nemophilist is someone who loves the forest and its beauty and solitude, and referred to as a “haunter of the woods”.

Also, there’s the word waldeinsamkeit, or a “woodland solitude”. This German word indicates the feeling of being alone in the woods ― described as something wonderful, poetic, peaceful, calm, relaxed, and at one with nature.

“Waldeinsamkeit”

(n.) Forest solitude. The term consists of two separate words: Wald meaning “wood/forest” and Einsamkeit meaning “loneliness” or “solitude” and although it describes a feeling, it is often used in speech as if it were a physical place. The concept of Waldeinsamkeit might seem scary or unsettling (the idea of being alone in the woods), but it is definitely a positive thing: it suggests a calm, contemplative atmosphere amidst a beautiful setting. When translating into English, words like “solitude”, “meditation”, and “contemplation” are often used, as is the phrase “being at one with the universe”. However, it is so specific that it is difficult to find an English equivalent.

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