Romipeta

Term used in medieval documents for a pilgrim going to Rome. [< Rome + Lat. peto = to make for] -

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  • Jacobipeta — A pilgrim going to St James of Compostella, Jacobus being the Latin form of James . [< Lat. peto = to make for] Cf. Romipeta; Thomipeta …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Penitential pilgrimage — Sending a sinner on a long *pilgrimage was a good way of getting them out of the way. Thus a fornicating priest bringing disrespect on the Church might be sent to Compostella or Rome; or he might have to make such a journey year on year to… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Thomipeta — Term used of a person going on a *pilgrimage to St Thomas Becket s shrine in Canterbury. [< Thomas + Lat. peta = seeker] Cf. Jacobipeta; Romipeta …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Via Francigena — Lit. the French way or road . From the 10c the routes of which there were many taken by pilgrims from north west Europe to Rome. Cf. Romipeta …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • romipète — (ro mi pè t ) s. m. Pèlerin allant à Rome. •   Le nombre des romipètes a été mille fois plus considérable que celui des hagi qui ont visité la Mecque et Médine, VOLT. Dict. phil. Coquille.. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Bas lat. romipeta, de Roma, Rome, et… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • ROMEUS seu ROMAEUS — in Bullario Casin. Secundum stratam Romaeam, idem cum Romano: Apud Odonem Abbatem Cluniac. qui ad S. Petrum religiosam peregrinationem suscipit: Romipeta Guil. Brittoni, quales Provinciales Galliae Romieux vocant; unde Romaei Arelatenses, quibus… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

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