pilgrimage

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English pilgrimage.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɪlɡɹɪmɪd͡ʒ/
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  • Hyphenation: pil‧gri‧mage

NounEdit

pilgrimage (plural pilgrimages)

  1. A journey made to a sacred place, or a religious journey.
    In the Muslim faith, the pilgrimage to Mecca is known as the Hajj.
    • 1834, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Francesca Carrara, volume 1, page 187:
      Rome, the mighty mother of the Christian faith, whose amphitheatres had been red with the blood of the saints, and where the pilgrimage and the miracle still testified to the truth.
    • 1899 Feb, Joseph Conrad, “The Heart of Darkness”, in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, page 204:
      It was like a weary pilgrimage amongst hints for nightmares.
  2. (by extension) A visit to any site revered or associated with a meaningful event.
    Each year we made a pilgrimage to New York City to visit the pub where we all first met.

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pilgrimage (third-person singular simple present pilgrimages, present participle pilgrimaging, simple past and past participle pilgrimaged)

  1. To go on a pilgrimage.

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French peligrinage, pelrimage, variants of pelerinage (pilgrimage).

NounEdit

pilgrimage (plural pilgrimages)

  1. pilgrimage
    • late 14th c. Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales. General Prologue: 12-14.
      Thanne longen folk to goon on pilgrimages
      And palmeres for to seken straunge strondes
      To ferne halwes, kowthe in sondry londes;
      Then folk do long to go on pilgrimage,
      And palmers to go seeking out strange strands,
      To distant shrines well known in distant lands.

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