peregrination

[per-i-gruh-ney-shuhn]

noun

travel from one place to another, especially on foot.
a course of travel; journey.

Origin of peregrination

1425–75; late Middle English peregrinacioun (< Middle French peregrinacion) < Latin peregrīnātiōn- (stem of peregrīnātiō) a traveling abroad. See peregrinate, -ion

Synonyms for peregrination

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Related Words for peregrination

hiking, expedition, trip, jaunt, roving, journey, roaming

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British Dictionary definitions for peregrination

peregrination

noun

a voyage, esp an extensive one
the act or process of travelling
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Word Origin and History for peregrination
n.

early 15c., from Old French peregrination "pilgrimage, long absence" (12c.) or directly from Latin peregrinationem (nominative peregrinatio) "a journey, a sojourn abroad," noun of action from past participle stem of peregrinari "to journey or travel abroad," figuratively "to roam about, wander," from peregrinus "from foreign parts, foreigner," from peregre (adv.) "abroad," properly "from abroad, found outside Roman territory," from per- (see per) + agri, locative of ager "field, territory, land, country" (see acre).

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