Montivagant – Glossary Definition

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Want the definition of montivagant? Learn the meaning of montivagant, see some examples, and get a better understanding of this travel glossary term!

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montivagant backpacker wandering over hills and mountains travel definition
A montivagant backpacker wandering over hills and mountains. Taken by C. Hayashi via unsplash.com. [Public Domain].

What is Montivagant?

Montivagant is a verb meaning to wander over hills and mountains. It can also be an adjective to describe the act of wandering or traveling up and down mountains or hills.

Mont-” meaning mountain.

-vagant” stems from Latin vagārī or Latin vagō, which means to wander. Same etymology as vagrant and vagabond.

More on Montivagant

Here’s an example of montivagant used in a sentence:

“Aircraft are all nubivagant, gorillas are all nemorivagant, and a holiday in Snowdonia could be described as a montivagant weekend. In fact, one could be simultaneously montivagant, nubivagant, nemorivagant, and extravagant simply by taking an expensive holiday in the Lake District.”

Mark Forsyth, The Horologicon: A Day’s Jaunt Through the Lost Words of the English Language

Being extravagant, as you probably know, means “to wander outside of your means.” Nemorivagant means “wandering in trees, woods, or forests.” Nubivagant means “wandering in the clouds.”

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