sojourner

sojourn

[n. soh-jurn; v. soh-jurn, soh-jurn]
noun
1.
a temporary stay: during his sojourn in Paris.
verb (used without object)
2.
to stay for a time in a place; live temporarily: to sojourn on the Riviera for two months.

Origin:
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

sojourner, noun


2. visit, vacation, rest, stop.
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sojourn (ˈsɒdʒɜːn, ˈsʌdʒ-)
 
n
1.  a temporary stay
 
vb
2.  (intr) to stay or reside temporarily
 
[C13: from Old French sojorner, from Vulgar Latin subdiurnāre (unattested) to spend a day, from Latin sub- during + Late Latin diurnum day]
 
'sojourner
 
n

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sojourn
late 13c., from O.Fr. sojorner "stay or dwell for a time," from V.L. *subdiurnare "to spend the day," from L. sub- "under, until" + diurnus "of a day," from diurnum "day" (see diurnal). French séjourner formed via vowel dissimilation.
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