Author:  Yuri Tricys  |  :  Oct 1, 2022  |  :   etymology, john-ayto, planes, travel, word-origins, world, 
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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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