- to wander about
- to stray from the subject; digress
Origin of divagate; from past participle of Late Latin divagari, to wander about ; from Classical Latin dis-, from + vagari, to wander: see vagabond
intransitive verbdi·va·gat·ed, di·va·gat·ing, di·va·gates
- To wander or drift about.
- To ramble; digress.
Origin of divagateLate Latin d&imacron;vagar&imacron;, d&imacron;vagat- : Latin d&imacron;-, dis-, apart; see dis– + Latin vagar&imacron;, to wander (from vagus, wandering).
(third-person singular simple present divagates, present participle divagating, simple past and past participle divagated)
From Latin dis- (“in different direction”) + vagatus, past participle of vago (“wander, ramble”)