Friday, December 3, 2010


Divagate \DAHY-vuh-geyt\ , verb;
1. To wander; stray
2. To digress in speech

According to
Divagate dates to the 1590's and comes from Latin divagatus, which is the past participle of divagari ("to wander about"). It comes from a combination of di(s)- + vagari ("apart" + "to wander, ramble"). Vagari is also a predecessor of vague.

*Today's word and the first definition were both taken from's 'Word of the Day' for Friday, December 3

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