Peregrine meaning

pĕrə-grĭn, -grēn
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The gypsies are perpetually peregrine people.

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Foreign; alien.
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Not native to a region or country; foreign; alien.
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The peregrine falcon.
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A peregrine falcon.
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Roving or wandering.
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Traveling or migratory.
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Extrinsic or from without; exotic.
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(rather rare) A male given name; and of mostly British usage.
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Origin of peregrine

  • Middle English from Old French from Medieval Latin peregrīnus wandering, pilgrim from Latin foreigner from pereger being abroad per- through per– ager land agro- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Via Old French (Modern French pérégrin), from Latin peregrinus (“foreign"), from peregre (“abroad"), from per- + agri (“field, farm") (from which English agri- (“farming")).

    From Wiktionary

  • Saint's name from Latin Peregrinus, from peregrinus (“foreigner").

    From Wiktionary

  • Cognate to English pilgrim and Italian pellegrino (“pilgrim").

    From Wiktionary