perambular

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin perambulāre, present active infinitive of perambulō (perambulate), per (through, along) + ambulō (walk; traverse).

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perambular (first-person singular present indicative perambulo, past participle perambulado)

  1. to perambulate, stroll, roam
    • 1915, Lima Barreto, Triste Fim de Policarpo Quaresma, Third part, chapter IV:
      Passavam então uma semana em casa, a dormir ou a perambular pelas estradas e vendas;
      So they spent a week at home, sleeping or perambulating in the streets and stalls.
    • 1988, João da Cruz e Sousa, O Sonho do Idiota:
      Mas, assim perambulando de altar em altar, de nicho em nicho...
      But, this way perambulating from altar to altar, from niche to niche...
    • 1895, Friedrich Nietzsche, O Anticristo:
      Mas desde então saiu perambulando, assim como seu próprio povo, a territórios estrangeiros;
      But since then (he) perambulated, as his own people, into foreign territories.

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  • perambulação
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