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pilgrim (n.)

c. 1200, pilegrim, from Old French pelerin, peregrin "pilgrim, crusader; foreigner, stranger" (11c., Modern French pèlerin), from Late Latin pelegrinus, a dissimilation of Latin peregrinus "foreigner" (source of Italian pellegrino, Spanish peregrino), from peregre (adv.) "from abroad," from per- "beyond" + agri, locative case of ager "country, land" (from PIE root *agro- "field").

Change of first -r- to -l- in most Romance languages by dissimilation; the -m appears to be a Germanic modification. Pilgrim Fathers "English Puritans who founded Plymouth colony" is first found 1799 (they called themselves Pilgrims from c. 1630, in reference to Hebrews xi.13).

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Definitions of pilgrim from WordNet
1
pilgrim (n.)
someone who journeys in foreign lands;
pilgrim (n.)
someone who journeys to a sacred place as an act of religious devotion;
2
Pilgrim (n.)
one of the colonists from England who sailed to America on the Mayflower and founded the colony of Plymouth in New England in 1620;
Synonyms: Pilgrim Father
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