The Globetrotter’s Glossary: Word of the Day is Pupilgrimage


Pupilgrimage (n.)

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Roots: Pupil & Pilgrimage (Click on the links to find the meanings of the root words on Merriam-Webster Dictionary).

Definition: A pilgrimage which has a very formative influence on the mental landscape of the subject, usually of a child.

Example: Joshua was seven when he first travelled to Moscow, where he was exposed to the work of  Boris Pasternak, at a roadside book-vendor’s. Back in Dublin, he went on to consider that experience his definitive pupilgrimage into the world of modern Russian Literature.


Coldnoon Bureau

Coldnoon Bureau

Coldnoon (International Journal of Travel Writing & Travelling Cultures) is a refereed, international and interdisciplinary online and print journal that publishes poetry, research papers and nonfiction on the subjects of travel, literary and human geography, psychogeography, and new perspectives on spatiality and travel.