Origin of pilgrim
Examples from the Web for pilgrim
Most were originally drove roads, paths to market, or pilgrim paths.The Unfindable Place: Robert Macfarlane’s Holloway|Edward Platt|June 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Pictured above is the sculpture titled Hopeful Had Much Ado from Pilgrim's Progress.
The tip of the one of the spires at the National Cathedral fell onto the steps of Pilgrim Road.
After reading Franny and Zooey, I read The Way of the Pilgrim.
Eastward therefore the adventurer, the trader, and the pilgrim turned, and found in the Mediterranean their natural pathway.Europe in the Sixteenth Century 1494-1598, Fifth Edition|A. H. (Arthur Henry) Johnson
The pilgrim and his two companions now enter the city, and proceed first to the street of the married people.A History of Bohemian Literature|Count Ltzow
Any well-illustrated edition of "Pilgrim's Progress" will give an excellent idea of these costumes.Patriotic Plays and Pageants for Young People|Constance D'Arcy Mackay
The Count passed into a narrow cellar whither the pilgrim had preceded him.Folk-lore and Legends: German|Anonymous
I once formed one of a circle when a pilgrim returned to his native village.In the Heart of Africa|Samuel White Baker
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Word Origin for pilgrim
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Word Origin and History for pilgrim
c.1200, pilegrim, from Old French pelerin, peregrin "pilgrim, crusader; foreigner, stranger" (11c., Modern French pèlerin), from Late Latin pelegrinus, dissimilated from Latin peregrinus "foreigner" (source of Italian pellegrino, Spanish peregrino), from peregre (adv.) "from abroad," from per- "beyond" + agri, locative case of ager "country" (see acre).
Change of first -r- to -l- in most Romance languages by dissimilation; the -m appears to be a Germanic modification. Pilgrim Fathers "English Puritans who founded Plymouth colony" is first found 1799 (they called themselves Pilgrims from c.1630, in reference to Hebrew xi:13).