From Late Middle English vagraunt, probably from Anglo-Norman vagarant, wakerant, waucrant and Old French walcrant, waucrant, perhaps influenced by Latin vagārī, the present active infinitive of vagor. Old French walcrant is the present participle of vagrer, wacrer, walcrer, from Frankish *walkrōn, the frequentative form of *walkōn, from Proto-Germanic *walkōną, *walkaną,
from Proto-Indo-European *walg-, *walk-, *welgʰ-, *welk-, *wolg-, ultimately from *welH-.
The English word is cognate with Latin valgus, Middle Dutch walken, Old English wealcan, ġewealcan, Old High German walchan, walkan, Old Norse valka. See further at walk.
From Middle English vagraunt, vagaraunt, from Anglo-Norman vagarant, wakerant, waucrant and Old French walcrant, waucrant; see further at etymology 1.
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