The summer holidays will soon be upon us, with many travelling to near and far destinations. Here are some words related to travelling and travellers.
‘Sojourn’ – both a noun and a verb meaning ‘a temporary stay’. It derives from the Latin subdiurnare meaning ‘to spend the day’.
‘Pereginate’ – meaning ‘to travel, especially on foot’. Again, this comes from the Latin peregrinari meaning ‘to travel abroad’. Hence, where we get the term peregrine falcon from – a bird who travels.
‘Gallivant’ – simply meaning to wander about and is perhaps linked to ‘gallant’ as both have a degree of flirtation, intrigue and romanticism attached.
‘Wanderlust’ – a strong desire to rove around.
‘Wayfarer’ – a travaller on foot and a combination of ‘way’ (path) and ‘fare’ (to go, to travel).