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peregrination

[per-i-gruh-ney-shuh n] /ˌpɛr ɪ grəˈneɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
travel from one place to another, especially on foot.
2.
a course of travel; journey.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English peregrinacioun (< Middle French peregrinacion) < Latin peregrīnātiōn- (stem of peregrīnātiō) a traveling abroad. See peregrinate, -ion
Synonyms
1, 2. trip, excursion, expedition.
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Examples for peregrinations
  • His peregrinations in and around the mediums of drawing and photography nearly amount to second and third careers.
Word Origin and History for peregrinations

peregrination

n.

early 15c., from Old French peregrination "pilgrimage, long absence" (12c.) or directly from Latin peregrinationem (nominative peregrinatio) "a journey, a sojourn abroad," noun of action from past participle stem of peregrinari "to journey or travel abroad," figuratively "to roam about, wander," from peregrinus "from foreign parts, foreigner," from peregre (adv.) "abroad," properly "from abroad, found outside Roman territory," from per- (see per) + agri, locative of ager "field, territory, land, country" (see acre).

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