Origin of Roam
From Middle English romen, from Old English *rāmian, from Proto-Germanic *raimōnan (“to wander"), from *raim- (“to move, raise"), from Proto-Indo-European *rÄ«-, *reyw-, *(o)reyǝ- (“to move, lift, flow"). Akin to Old English ārÇ£man "to arise, stand up, lift up", Old High German rāmÄ“n (“to aim") (> archaic German rahmen (“to strive")), Middle Dutch rammen "to night-wander, copulate", rammelen "to wander about, ramble". More at ramble
Middle English romen
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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