Other Word Forms of Pilgrim
Origin of Pilgrim
Middle English (early 13th century) pilegrim, from Old French pelegrin (11th century), from Latin peregrinus (“foreigner") (English peregrine (“wandering")), a derivation from per-egre; see per- + agri (“field, farm") (from which English agri- (“farming")).
Middle English from Old French peligrin from Late Latin pelegrīnus alteration of Latin peregrīnus foreigner peregrine
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
The change of -r...r- to -l...r- is an effect of dissimilation in early Romance; compare Italian cognate pellegrino.
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