ἀπεδήμησεν. [5 verses](verb 3rd sg aor ind act) "Went to a far country" is apodemeo, which means "to be far from home," "to be abroad," "to be on one's travels," and "to go abroad."  - - The verb translated as "went to a far country" that means "to be far from home" and "to go abroad." This word is used five times by Jesus, always in parables, always about a master go trusting his property to others.