Origin of nomad
Examples from the Web for nomad
As she tells the story in her book Nomad, she met with liberal and conservative outfits.
At DVF, multiple pompoms adorned floppy knit hats, adding a dose of whimsy to a collection inspired by a mythical "nomad."
Kazak rugs are woven by a nomad tribe dwelling among the Caucasus Mountains.Rugs: Oriental and Occidental, Antique & Modern|Rosa Belle Holt
They are a nomad or wandering people, always moving from place to place in search of food, or from the mere love of change.The Life and Labours of the Rev. Samuel Marsden|Samuel Marsden
While in possession of a great and productive idea, they remained a sterile and nomad people, or founded unproductive dynasties.Myth and Science|Tito Vignoli
His instincts are really those of the nomad; the rayats are his sheep and cows,—there to be milked.The Cradle of Mankind|W.A. Wigram
From this time his life became more and more of a nomad one.
British Dictionary definitions for nomad
Word Origin for nomad
Word Origin and History for nomad
1550s, from Middle French nomade (16c.), from Latin Nomas (genitive Nomadis) "wandering groups in Arabia," from Greek nomas (genitive nomados, plural nomades) "roaming, roving, wandering" (to find pastures for flocks or herds), related to nomos "pasture, pasturage, grazing," literally "land allotted," and to nemein "put to pasture," originally "deal out," from PIE root *nem- "to divide, distribute, allot" (see nemesis).