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Origin of traverse

First recorded in 1250鈥1300; (verb) Middle English traversen, from Middle French traverser 鈥漷o cross,鈥 from Late Latin tr膩nsvers膩re, derivative of Latin tr膩nsversus (see trans-, versus); (noun) Middle English travers(e), from Middle French traverse (from Latin tr膩nsversa 鈥渟omething lying across,鈥 feminine of tr膩nsversus ) and travers (from Latin tr膩nsversum passage across, neuter of tr膩nsversus )

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How to use traverse in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for traverse

Derived forms of traverse

traversable, adjectivetraversal, nountraverser, noun

Word Origin for traverse

C14: from Old French traverser, from Late Latin tr膩nsvers膩re, from Latin tr膩nsversus transverse
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