Test Prep Vocabulary – Word Origins – peregrinus

Today’s Latin Original:  peregrinus – foreigner

Do you know what peregrinus means?

Word Building:

peregre – from abroad

per – beyond + ager (agri) – country.

Tricky Notes About Word Origins

Change of first r in the Latin word to l in Romance languages.

Have You Figured out the Word?

Note how peregrines becomes pelegrines, meaning “foreigner” to finally morph into today’s English word, “pilgrim.”

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