vagabond


vagabond
[15] A vagabond is etymologically a ‘wanderer’. The word comes via Old French vagabond from Latin vagābundus, which was derived from vagārī ‘wander’ (source also of English termagant, vagary [16], and vagrant [15]). And vagārī in turn was based on vagus ‘wandering, undecided’ (source also of English vague [16]). => TERMAGANT, VAGARY, VAGRANT, VAGUE
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   The word for a wandering beggar or thief derives from Latin vagabundus, 'wandering,' itself from vagari, 'to wander.' The ultimate Latin source is thus vagus, 'wandering,' as it is for modern English vagary (a 'wandering' notion), vagrant and vague.

The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins. 2013.

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