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Magazine Oct 1, 2022 etymology john-ayto planes travel word-origins world

What Is the Etymological Origin of the Word 'Travel'?

Travel and travail are doublets - that is to say, they have a common ancestor, but have split into separate words. Their ultimate source is medieval Latin trepalium, a term for an instrument of torture …

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