Word Of The Day 4-2-2017

Montivagant

(Adjective)


Definition

Wandering over hills and mountains.


Examples

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)


Origin

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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