- to travel or journey, especially to walk on foot.
- to travel or walk over; traverse.
Origin of peregrinate
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But I seem to travel, to peregrinate, less and less—and I am reduced to living on my past accumulations.The Letters of Henry James (volume I)
- (intr) to travel or wander about from place to place; voyage
- (tr) to travel through (a place)
- an obsolete word for foreign
C16: from Latin, from peregrīnārī to travel; see peregrine
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Word Origin and History for peregrinate
1590s, from Latin peregrinatus, past participle of peregrinari "to travel abroad, be alien," figuratively "to wander, roam, travel about," from peregrinus "foreign" (see peregrine).
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