excursion


excursion
excursion 1570s, "a deviation in argument," also "a military sally," from L. excursionem (nom. excursio) "a running forth, sally, excursion, expedition," noun of action from pp. stem of excurrere "run out, run forth, hasten," from ex- "out" (see EX- (Cf. ex-)) + currere "to run" (see CURRENT (Cf. current)). Sense of "journey" recorded in English by 1660s.

Etymology dictionary. 2014.

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