Origin of peregrineClassical Latin peregrinus: see pilgrim
- Roving or wandering.
- Archaic Foreign; alien.
Origin of peregrineMiddle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin peregr&imacron;nus, wandering, pilgrim, from Latin, foreigner, from pereger, being abroad : per-, through; see per– + ager, land; see agro- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more peregrine, superlative most peregrine)
- The peregrine falcon.
Cognate to English pilgrim and Italian pellegrino (“pilgrim").
- (rather rare) A male given name; and of mostly British usage.
Saint's name from Latin Peregrinus, from peregrinus (“foreigner").