Sailor Speak of the Week – Voyage

Definition

Noun

  • Travel by water.

Origin

13th century. Derived from the Latin word, viaticum, meaning travel money. Entered English from the Old French word, voyage, of the modern meaning.

Comments

A simple term commonly used in modern English. Perhaps a little old-fashioned, but one that generally denotes travel specifically by ship or boat over water.

References

Rogers, J.G. (1985). Origins of Sea Terms. Mystic Seaport.

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