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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Definitions for peregrination

  1. A traveling from place to place; a wandering.

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Citations for peregrination
He left Parma in the family camper-van, abandoning it in a Milan car-park to avoid its being identified at border controls before setting off on a peregrination through Switzerland, France, London, Canada, New York and eventually back to London. Paddy Agnew, Irish Times
In 1890, Lafcadio Hearn settled in Japan after a lifetime of restless, melancholy peregrination. Francine Prose, New York Times
Origin of peregrination
late Middle English
1425-1475
Peregrination comes from Latin peregrinatio, from peregrinari, "to stay or travel in foreign countries," from peregre, "in a foreign country, abroad," from per, "through" + ager, "land."
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