Middle English (early 13th century) pilegrim, from Old French pelegrin (11th century), from Latin peregrinus (“foreigner”) (English peregrine (“wandering”)), a derivation from per-egre; see per- + agri (“field, farm”) (from which English agri- (“farming”)).
The change of -r...r- to -l...r- is an effect of dissimilation in early Romance; compare Italian cognate pellegrino.
pilgrim (plural pilgrims)
- One who travels, especially on a journey to visit sites of religious significance.
Derived terms 
traveler, especially to religious sites
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- Malay: jemaah (ms)
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- Norwegian: pilegrim (no) m
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- Persian: زائر (fa) (zâ'er), حاجی (fa) (hâji)
- Polish: pielgrzym (pl) m
- Portuguese: peregrino (pt) m
- Old Portuguese: romeu, romeiro
- Romanian: pelerin (ro) m
- Russian: паломник (ru) (palómnik) m , пилигрим (ru) (piligrím) m , странник (ru) (stránnik) m
- Scottish Gaelic: eilthireach (gd) m
- Serbo-Croatian: hȍdočasnīk (sh) m, hȍdočasnica (sh) f, poklonik m, poklonica f
- Spanish: peregrino (es) m, colonista (es) m
- Swedish: pilgrim (sv) c
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- Telugu: యాత్ర చేసేవాడు (te) (yaatra cEsEvaaDu), తీర్థయాత్రాపరుడు (te) (tIrthayaatraaparuDu), యాత్రికుడు (te) (yaatrikuDu)
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- Turkish: hacı (tr)
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pilgrim (third-person singular simple present pilgrims, present participle pilgriming, simple past and past participle pilgrimed)
- (intransitive) To journey; to wander; to ramble.
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From Old Norse pílagrímr (“pilgrim”), from Medieval Latin pelegrinus, from Latin peregrīnus (“foreigner, traveler”).
- IPA: /pilɡrɛm/, [ˈpʰilˌɡ̊ʁɛmˀ], [ˈpʰilˌɡ̊ʁɛm] or IPA: /piːlɡrɛm/, [ˈpʰiːlˌɡ̊ʁɛmˀ], [ˈpʰiːlˌɡ̊ʁɛm]
pilgrim c (singular definite pilgrimmen, plural indefinite pilgrimme)
- pilgrim (traveller, especially to religious sites)
Derived terms