Barszczow A. N. (orpheus_samhain) wrote in linguaphiles,
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"to travel" in Latin

Could anyone help me translate the verb "to travel" into Latin? Every dictionary I tried that allows some_language-->Latin searches gave me no answer. I tried with 'transeo', 'propero', 'eo' but it's not it, and 'peregrinor' is a deponent verb, and I'm a beginner so it should be something easier, ending with -o in the first person. [It's my homework, and I was absent, so I have no idea what was used during the lesson]
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come_to_think

February 6 2014, 21:13:58 UTC 8 months ago

Does it have to be on the Web? %^) Cassell's gives iter facere, proficisci, obire, circumire, peragrare, perlustrare.

orpheus_samhain

February 6 2014, 21:46:57 UTC 8 months ago

No, it doesn't have to be, of course :) I just don't have any Latin paper dictionary, so I have to make-do with iterwebs ;)

Thank you very much, I think I'll go with 'iter facio', two words, but the meaning seems to be the closest to what I'm looking for.

muckefuck

February 6 2014, 21:16:35 UTC 8 months ago

Really? Wiktionary gives iter facio, which agrees with the first of come_to_think's suggestions.

orpheus_samhain

February 6 2014, 21:49:08 UTC 8 months ago

Thank you! I put it in the 'too complicated' category, because it's two words, but it seems that it's the closest to what I'm looking for.

fencer_x

February 6 2014, 23:06:43 UTC 8 months ago

I remember iter facio being the 'make a journey' verb in early Latin lessons now that I think about it, so I'm almost positive that's what you would've heard had you not been absent :)

orpheus_samhain

February 8 2014, 14:06:45 UTC 8 months ago

Thank you! :)

ioanna_ioannina

February 7 2014, 13:39:13 UTC 8 months ago

Iter facere is good, peregrinari is good, too. There is a slight difference in meaning. You can "facere iter" from Rome to Athens. You can "facere itinera" (pl.) through all the Greece, but you should better "peregrinari" through Greece. "Iter facere" means that you are moving from A to B, eg. as a merchant or such. "Peregrinari" means that you are a peregrinus in that country - something like to be on vacations, travelling just in order to know a foreign country better.
As a beginner, be careful with iter, -ineris n.; facio is slightly irregular, too (but not too much, it's pretty tame irregular word). Deponens such as peregrinor is very easy in fact - you just use passive form instead of active, and the meaning stays active. (Deponentia, because the verbs deponunt their active forms, they just don't have them and use passive forms instead. Easy, really, don't fear it.)
For one travel, you can use ire (on foot), vehi (on any vehicle), equitari (on a horseback), or navigari (on a ship). Ire is very nicely irregular and the other three are deponentia. I'd use "ire" even for going by horse or vehicle, no problem. There is a fullhand of other possibilities, but those supramentioned are the most universal.