[n. soh-jurn; v. soh-jurn, soh-jurn]
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.

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. Unabridged
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sojourn (ˈsɒdʒɜːn, ˈsʌdʒ-)
1.  a temporary stay
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]

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Word Origin & History

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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Example sentences
So, you're seeing me at the end of my brief sojourn.
He approached his academic sojourn with military efficiency.
His sojourn there, though it coincided with what was arguably his artistic peak, sowed the seeds for his post-filmmaking life.
The intern will engage in one main research and testing project that should be completed during the period of sojourn.
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