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NOMAD (Gr. voµas, voµabes, wandering)

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Originally appearing in Volume V19, Page 735 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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NOMAD (Gr. voµas, voµabes, wandering), a wanderer. The word is particularly used of tribes who shift continually from place to place in search of pasture (Gr. pipav). The voµabes of ancient Greek writers meant particularly the pastoral tribes of North Africa; hence the Latin name of the Numidians (see NUMIDIA).
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