Trending: nomad

Lookups spiked 3,100% on April 26, 2021

Why are people looking up nomad?

The 2021 winner for Best Picture at the Academy Awards was Nomadland, the film written and directed by Chloé Zhao and starring Frances McDormand. Lookups for nomad spiked during and after the award ceremony.

The film is based on the nonfiction book Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by Jessica Bruder.

What does nomad mean?

Nomad can be used to mean "a member of a people who have no fixed residence but move from place to place usually seasonally and within a well-defined territory," or, more broadly, "an individual who roams about."

Where does nomad come from?

Nomad comes from the Latin nomad-, nomas, "member of a wandering pastoral people," from the Greek word nomós, which originally meant "pasturage" and subsequently came to mean "habitation" and then "district or province," and ultimately derives from the verb némein, meaning "to pasture, graze (flocks)."

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