Origin of nomad
Examples from the Web for semi-nomad
In their semi-nomad life the women ride about with the men, and thus become skilled riders.The Indians of the Painted Desert Region|George Wharton James
British Dictionary definitions for semi-nomad
Word Origin for nomad
Word Origin and History for semi-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).