a wayfarer; a traveller ...1632 obs. rare
from Spanish viandante, Portuguese viandante, Italian viandante, (a traveller, especially on foot) from via way + andar(e to go
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1632 - see EXAMPLE below
"...are alwayes occupied for the maintaining of their Families: they are but poorely clad, yet wonderfull kinde to all Viadants; so that who so have occasion to passe that Mountain, are there lodged, and furnished of all necessary provision of food..."
From: The Totall Discourse, of the Rare Adventures, and Painefull Peregrinations of Long Nineteene Yeares Travailes from Scotland, to the Most Famous Kingdomes in Europe, Asia, and Affrica ...
- William Lithgow