Sojourn

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Sojourn is a noun that refers to a temporary stay. It is also a verb that means to temporarily stay somewhere.

Our word of the day once referred to being under a particular rule for a day. It combines the Latin prefix S-U-B (meaning ‘under’) with the Latin word diurnum (dee YOOR noom) meaning ‘day.’

Over time the meaning has shifted slightly to mean ‘a daily or short stay.’

After my sojourn to Italy, I felt a great deal better. There’s something about a brief vacation under the Mediterranean sun that gives life a sense of clarity.

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