word of the day :: voyage

voyage
[voi-ij]

-noun
1. a course of travel or passage, especially a long journey by water to a distant place.
2. a passage through air or space, as a flight in an airplane or space vehicle.
3. a journey or expedition from one place to another by land.
4. often, voyages. journeys or travels as the subject of a written account or the account itself: the voyages of Marco Polo.
5. Obsolete. an enterprise or undertaking.

-verb (used without object)
6. to make or take a voyage; travel; journey.

-verb (used with object)
7. to traverse by a voyage: to voyage the seven seas.

Origin
1250–1300; Middle English ve ( i ) age, viage, voyage  < Anglo-French, Old French  < Latin viāticum  travel-money; see viaticum

“My friends, whoever has had experience of evils knows how whenever a flood of ills comes upon mortals, a man fears everything; but whenever a divine force cheers on our voyage, then we believe the same fate will always be fair.”
~ Aeschylus ~
Greek tragedian

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