sojourner, n.
n. /soh"jerrn/; v. /soh"jerrn, soh jerrn"/, n.
1. a temporary stay: during his sojourn in Paris.
2. to stay for a time in a place; live temporarily: to sojourn on the Riviera for two months.
[1200-50; (v.) ME sojurnen < OF sojorner to rest, stay < VL *subdiurnare, equiv. to L sub- SUB- + diurn(us) of a day + -are inf. suffix; (n.) ME sojurne < OF sojorn, deriv. of the v.; see JOURNEY]
Syn. 2. visit, vacation, rest, stop.

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