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peregrinate Syllabification: per·e·gri·nate
Pronunciation: /ˈperəɡrəˌnāt/

Definition of peregrinate in English:


[no object] archaicor , humorous
Travel or wander around from place to place.
Example sentences
  • It peregrinates around the limbs of trees.
  • The latter part of the performance elucidated the duo's versatility and interpretation ability to its fullest extent, as the duo peregrinated throughout classical Latin American tradition.
  • The problem - or at least the difference - is simply that it was based not only on the author's experience but on the soap-operatic adventures of her boozing, man-loving, peregrinating mother.


Pronunciation: /ˌperəɡrəˈnāSH(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • As he explains, the idea for his text arose when his own touring party was ‘returning homeward toward the dew-dropped south’ after a ‘Highland peregrination.’
  • Since I presume most of us began this peregrination from some point in the Northern Hemisphere, let me conclude back in my modest little hometown, the Bronx.
  • If anyone has insight about this peculiar pelican peregrination, please let me know.
Pronunciation: /-ˌnātər/
Example sentences
  • With the fast-food fad having gained considerable ground, among the local people and peregrinators for some time now, there has been a healthy competition between bondas and bhajis on one side and hot-dogs and hamburgers on the other.
  • Famous representatives of this genre, such as Herodotus and Marco Polo, as well as a host of minor peregrinators, never actually encountered the phenomenon in question.
  • Yiddish is like a wanderer, a peregrinator who goes from inn to inn on a long road, and at each end he has a little drink, - I mean language - and he assimilated drink into his own mind and into his own heart, and he becomes enriched.


Late 16th century: from Latin peregrinat- 'traveled abroad', from the verb peregrinari, from peregrinus 'foreign, traveling'.

  • pilgrim from Middle English:

    This is one of the earliest words that came into English from French, just after the Norman Conquest in 1066. It goes back to Latin peregrinus, ‘foreign, alien’, the source of peregrinate ‘to wander from place to place’, and of peregrine. The peregrine falcon was called the ‘pilgrim falcon’ because falconers caught individuals fully grown on migration rather than taking them from the nest. The Pilgrim Fathers were the English Puritans who sailed across the Atlantic in the Mayflower and founded the colony of Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1620.

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