WORD OF THE DAY ~ Peregrinate

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word of the day - peregrinate

The story peregrinated all over the place until the enitre focus of the reader was lost.

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Peregrinate by jupitergrant . Thank you very much for sharing your beautiful poetry.

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  1. Hmm, wonder how that relates to peregrine falcon? Let’s see what the web can find.
    The same root can make a noun, adjective, or verb.
    Interesting.
    And I would not have thought about any of that without this to instigate it!
    🙂
    1. Etymology, from, https://www.etymonline.com/word/peregrine
    peregrine (n.)
    “also peregrin, type of falcon, 1550s, short for peregrine falcon (late 14c.), from Old French faulcon pelerin (mid-13c.), from Medieval Latin falco peregrinus, from Latin peregrinus “coming from foreign parts,” from peregre (adv.) “abroad,” properly “from abroad, found outside Roman territory,” from per “away” (see per) + agri, locative of ager “field, territory, land, country” (from PIE root *agro- “field”). Sense may have been a bird “caught in transit,” as opposed to one taken from the nest. Peregrine as an adjective in English meaning “not native, foreign” is attested from 1520s.”

    2a. The dictionary, from, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peregrine
    adjective Definition of peregrine: having a tendency to wander
    “Did You Know?
    The current meaning of peregrine has wandered a bit from its earlier meanings. The word originally meant “foreign,” as did its Latin predecessor peregrinus. But even before peregrine appeared on its own in English, it was part of the name of that well-known bird of prey, the peregrine falcon. The bird’s appellation derives from “falco peregrinus”—literally, “pilgrim falcon” in Medieval Latin. Peregrine falcons typically nest in high places, such as on cliff ledges or, in modern times, city skyscrapers. Because of the nests’ inaccessibility, medieval falconers who wanted young peregrine falcons to train had to capture them on their first flights or migratory “pilgrimages.” That practice led to a new sense of “peregrine” (“engaged in or traveling on a pilgrimage”), which was later broadened to “wandering.””

    2b, Definition of peregrinate
    intransitive verb
    : to travel especially on foot : walk
    transitive verb
    : to walk or travel over : traverse

    (and now I don’t remember the meanings of transitive and intransitive! but, hey, that’s something I need to consciously employ every time I say something!)

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