Word Of The Day 4-2-2017




Wandering over hills and mountains.


As headlong rolls the torrent of the hills
When wintry storms montivagent outpour
Their pluvious treasures from the deep purloined. 

J. F. Pennie, Rogvald: An Epic Poem, in Twelve Books, G. and W. B. Whittaker

Aircraft are all nubivagant, gorillas are all nemorivagant, and a holiday in Snowdonia could be described as a montivagant weekend.

Mark Forsyth, The Horologian: A Day’s Jaunt Through the Lost Words, Berkley (2012)


Mont-” meaning mountain.

-vagant” stems from Latin vagārī or Latin vagō, which means to wander. Same etymology as vagrant and vagabond.


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