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Nomad

nomad
One of a race or tribe that has no fixed location, but wanders from place to place in search of pasture or game.
Origin: L. Nomas, -adis, Gr, pasturing, roaming without fixed home, fr. A pasture, allotted abode, fr. To distribute, allot, drive to pasture; prob. Akin to AS. Niman to take, and E. Nimble: cf. F. Nomade. Cf. Astronomy, Economy, Nimble, Nemesis, Numb, Number.
Roving; nomadic.


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