seafarer

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English *se-farere (suggested by se-farende, sa farinde (sea-faring)) equivalent to sea +‎ farer (traveler). Cognate with Middle Dutch seevarer, whence Modern Dutch zeevaarder (seafarer), West Frisian seefarder (seafarer), German Seefahrer (seafarer), Swedish sjöfarare (seafarer).

Noun[edit]

seafarer (plural seafarers)

  1. A sailor or mariner.
  2. One who travels by sea.

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