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sojourn

[ noun soh-jurn; verb soh-jurn, soh-jurn ]
/ noun ˈsoʊ dʒɜrn; verb ˈsoʊ dʒɜrn, soʊˈdʒɜrn /
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noun

a temporary stay: during his sojourn in Paris.

verb (used without object)

to stay for a time in a place; live temporarily: to sojourn on the Riviera for two months.

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Origin of sojourn

1200–50; (v.) Middle English sojurnen<Old French sojorner to rest, stay <Vulgar Latin *subdiurnāre, equivalent to Latin sub-sub- + diurn(us) of a day + -āre infinitive suffix; (noun) Middle English sojurne<Old French sojorn, derivative of the v.; see journey

OTHER WORDS FROM sojourn

so·journ·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sojourn

sojourn
/ (ˈsɒdʒɜːn, ˈsʌdʒ-) /

noun

a temporary stay

verb

(intr) to stay or reside temporarily

Derived forms of sojourn

sojourner, noun

Word Origin for sojourn

C13: from Old French sojorner, from Vulgar Latin subdiurnāre (unattested) to spend a day, from Latin sub- during + Late Latin diurnum day
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