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Can you help me think of a word please?

Or even invent a word or coin a phrase?

An English friend wants a word that means thinking about past times and old/dead people who used different ways of speaking and had different behaviors.

It’s not exactly nostalgia. It’s less sentimental. It’s a recognition that those ways are past, but it gives them their rightful place and respect.

I thought up “nostalmutlich,” a combination of nostalgia and the German gemutlich, but it doesn’t roll off the tongue.

Is there a single word for what she’s looking for? Can you coin a word?

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