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Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

I got discussing the idea of Gemütlichkeit with a friend today--actually the Danish expression "hygge"--but I was connecting it to Gemütlichkeit--and I made the claim that "homely" used to mean something like gemütlich. And so it seems: the OED reports several senses of "homely" with gemütlich connotations. For example, "Become as ...