pilgrim

\ \ [12] Etymologically, a pilgrim is someone who goes on a journey. The word comes via Provençal pelegrin from Latin peregrīnusforeign’. This was a derivative of peregeron a journey, abroad’, a compound formed from perthrough’ and agercountry’ (source of English agriculture). When it arrived in English it was still being used for ‘traveller’ (a sense which survives in the related peregrinations [16]), but the specific ‘one who journeys for religious purposes’ was well established by the 13th century.
\ \ The peregrine falcon [14] got its name because falconers took its young for hunting while they were ‘journeying’ from their breeding places, rather than from their nests.
\ \ Cf.PEREGRINE

Word origins - 2ed. . 2005.

Synonyms:
(especially on a religious errand), , / , / ,


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