NOMAD (Gr. vo^as, vo^adts, wandering), a wanderer. The word is particularly used of tribes who shift continually from place to place in search of pasture (Gr. vt^tiv). The VOJJ.&&K 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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