Glossary

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e.g.
exemplī grātiā (latin) “for example” (used to list one or more examples)
i.e.
id est (latin) “that is, in other words” (used to explain, clarify or rephrase)
hence
(conjunctive) As a result, from this cause. (where)
therefore
(conjunctive) As a result, for this reason. (why)
thus
(conjunctive) As a result, in this way. (how)

Ikea

Gladom
tray table, dark green
Jerker
desk
Råskog
utility cart (black, dark blue, or beige)

fremdschämen

{German) To feel ashamed about something someone else has done; to be embarrassed because someone else has embarrassed themselves (and doesn’t notice)

iktsuarpok

(Inuktitut, ᐃᒃᑦᓱᐊᕐᐳᒃ) the feeling of anticipation while waiting for someone to arrive, often leading to intermittently going outside to check for them.

jebel akhdar

  • Al Jebel Al Akhdar (الجبل الأخضر “the Green Mountain”)
  • (الجبل الخضراء “the Green Mountains”)

kintsugi

(Japanese, ) aka kintsukuroi () the art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold or similar material, highlighting the cracks instead of disguising them, understanding that the piece is more beautiful for having been broken.

myötähäpeä

(Finnish) secondhand embarrassment, vicarious embarrassment (personal embarrassment one feels on account of and for another who is making a fool of him or herself).

nuorssjo

(Sámi, old norse) a bushcraft fire made from two large long logs, one atop the other, with a careful air-gap. It will burn long enough to get a nights sleep. Known in Finnish as a rakovalkea gap fire.

nodia/nodja (Finno-Ugric) —Нодья
nying (modern norse) a fire of two pine logs laid on each other, with kindling between. When ignited, it begins with charcoal and glow in the logs, and a mild, even heat spreads from them. Nyingen were used mostly by forest-workers, hunters and timber-floaters, who had to spend the night under the open sky.
nying in the Nordisk familjebok (Nordic Family-book, 2nd Edition, 1914)
nuorssjo (Swedish), den bästa stockelden (“the best logfire”)
—Ryd, Yngve (2005) Eld: Flammor och glöd – samisk eldkonst (Swedish, “Fire: Flames and glow – sami firework”) ISBN 978-9127107502
—Kirtley, Paul (2018) Sámi Nuorssjo: the Best Log Fire
rakovalkea (Finnish, lit. “gap-fire”)
—Aitchison, George (2014) How To…. Build a Finnish Rakovalkea Gap Fire
—Perkunas (2011) Rakovalkea, a gapfire or maybe a longfire.
nudher (old Swedish, lit. “wood dock”)

season

Due to the degree of axial tilt, Earth’s Northern Hemisphere spring and summer are ≈3¾ days longer than winter and fall. Hence, northern-centric calendars tend to cluster longer months in spring and summer (e.g. February and July/Aug.).

Schadenfreude

{[[wikt:Schadenfreude|German) malicious enjoyment derived from observing someone else's misfortune; gloating.

Since Schadenfreude is malicious or narcissistic, it’s not quite the same as:

  • “just deserts” (i.e. justice deserved) – misfortune perceived as deserved due to past behavior.
  • “poetic justice” – the fact that someone has received their just deserts.

skeuomorph

A “retained but no longer functional stylistic feature.” from skeuos (σκεῦος), meaning ‘container or tool’, and morphḗ (μορφή), meaning ‘shape’.

tsundoku

(Japanese, ) Buying books to read someday.

woodland

Simply “the woods” in American English. A forest open enough for sunlight to reach the ground, allowing undergrowth. The wildlife is also less threatening than in darker, more primeval, forests.

komorebi

(Japanese, 漏れ) tree filtered sunlight.

shinrin’yoku

(Japanese, woodland bathing”) A type of nature therapy.

waldbaden: (German, “woodland bathing”)

waldeinsamkeit

Waldeinsamkeit: (German, “woodland solitude”) [ˈvaltʔaɪ̯nzaːmkaɪ̯t]

  • Waldeinsamkeit - Relax Like A German (2017 Feb 12) Counselling & words
  • Waldeinsamkeit • WaldEinsamkeit • WaldƐinsamkeit • WaldЄinsamkeit • Wald𐌴insamkeit
    Waldeinsamkeit • WaldEinsamkeit • WaldƐinsamkeit • WaldЄinsamkeit • Wald𐌴insamkeit
Ɛ (Latin Epsilon), Є (Ukrainian Ye), Ⲉ (Coptic eie), 𐌴 (Gothic eyz)
Ɛ (Latin Epsilon), Є (Ukrainian Ye), Ⲉ (Coptic eie), 𐌴 (Gothic eyz)