Today’s Latin Original: peregrinus – foreigner
Do you know what peregrinus means?
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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