Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

  1. keta /KAY-tah/
    n. an image that inexplicably leaps back into your mind from the distant past.

    From The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows (http://www.dictionaryofobscuresorrows.com), a compendium of made-up words written by John Koenig. Each original definition aims to fill a hole in the language, to give a name to an emotion we all feel but don’t have a word for.

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Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

John Koenig

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows (http://www.dictionaryofobscuresorrows.com) is a compendium of invented words for emotions written by John Koenig.

Each original definition aims to fill a hole in the language—to give a name to emotions we all might experience…


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The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows (http://www.dictionaryofobscuresorrows.com) is a compendium of invented words for emotions written by John Koenig.

Each original definition aims to fill a hole in the language—to give a name to emotions we all might experience but don’t yet have a word for. Each is written, edited, and narrated by the author.

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