Origin of nomad
Examples from the Web for nomadism
Permanence is what I advocate in all human relations; nomadism, continual change, is prohibitory of any good whatsoever.
Nomadism cuts men off from fixed temples and intense local associations; they take a broader and simpler view of the world.The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind|Herbert George Wells
With the evils of nomadism, he participated to the full in whatever benefits lie in it for a man.The Life of John Sterling|Thomas Carlyle
Nomadism—if accompanied by poverty—is criminal in modern Society.Civilisation: Its Cause and Cure|Edward Carpenter
Agriculture therefore was a religious injunction, because of the perils of the state from nomadism.Essays, First Series|Ralph Waldo Emerson
British Dictionary definitions for nomadism
Word Origin for nomad
Word Origin and History for nomadism
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).
Culture definitions for nomadism
A way of life in which a community has no permanent settlement but moves from place to place, usually seasonally and within a defined territory. For hunting and gathering societies, nomadism does not imply aimless wandering, but suggests an organized rotation of settlements to ensure maximum use of available natural resources.