of, relating to, or characteristic of nomads.

Origin of nomadic

From the Greek word nomadikós, dating back to 1810–20. See nomad, -ic
Related formsno·mad·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·no·mad·ic, adjectivenon·no·mad·i·cal·ly, adverbsem·i·no·mad·ic, adjectivesem·i·no·mad·i·cal·ly, adverbun·no·mad·ic, adjectiveun·no·mad·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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relating to or characteristic of nomads or their way of life
Derived Formsnomadically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for semi-nomadic



1800, from nomad + -ic.

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