I think it starts with L (also maybe latin origin) For example I'm waiting to get a package but I'm not even sure package has been even sent. So package is in L... (maybe not best example, I'm not even sure true meaning of word)

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Sounds like you're looking for the word limbo. The Oxford Living Dictionaries defines it as:



[mass noun]

  1. (in some Christian beliefs) the supposed abode of the souls of unbaptized infants, and of the just who died before Christ's coming.

  2. An uncertain period of awaiting a decision or resolution; an intermediate state or condition.

    ‘the legal battle could leave the club in limbo until next year’

    2.1 A state of neglect or oblivion.

    ‘these prisoners are in limbo: no one is responsible for their welfare’

In your example, it would be:

So, the package is in limbo.

Also, Oxford notes that it is from the latin:

Late Middle English: from the medieval Latin phrase in limbo, from limbus ‘hem, border, limbo’.

The Online Etymology Dictionary goes into a little more detail, if you're interested.

Here are a few examples from recent news headlines:

Florence's Slow-Motion Havoc Leaves Thousands of Evacuees in Limbo
Dozens of distressed migrants in limbo after Panama withdraws rescue ship's registration at sea
New York Philharmonic Musicians In Limbo After Investigation


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