Word of the Day – Mundivagant

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Mundivagant (adj)

mun-div-uh-gunt

That roams around the world.

A rare word that little is known about. Earliest use found in Thomas Blount (1618–1679), antiquary and lexicographer. From classical Latin mundus world + vagant-, vagāns, present participle of vagārī to roam.

Example sentences

“She’s mundivagant, she worries if she stays still too long she’ll grow roots.”

Word of the Day – Itinerant

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Itinerant (adj) (noun)

it-in-er-unt

Travelling from place to place. / A person who travels from place to place.

Late 16th century (used to describe a judge travelling on a circuit): from late Latin itinerant- ‘travelling’, from the verb itinerari, from Latin iter, itiner- ‘journey, road’.

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