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a longing for a home you can't return to, or one that was never yours. not necessarily a house, but a homely feeling such as love.
"i feel so much hiraeth for justin.. but he is with his new girlfriend now."
by Kiraskyy April 22, 2017
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Hiraeth is a longing for one's homeland, but it's not mere homesickness. It's an expression of the bond one feels with one's home country when one is away from it.
As soon as I step over the border into Wales my hiraeth evaporates. I am home.
by wesoad March 16, 2011
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