astray

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English astraien or by apheresis straien, from Old French estraier (to stray), from late Medieval Latin of extravagari (to wander beyond), from Latin extra (beyond) + vagari (to wander, stray).[1]

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astray

  1. In a wrong or unknown and wrongly-motivated direction.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ astray in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911