trierarch


trierarch

trierarch [trahy-uh-rahrk] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun Greek History. the commander of a trireme. (in Athens) a citizen who, singly, or jointly with other citizens, was required to fit out a trireme for the public service. Liberaldictionary.com

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  • Origin of trierarch 1650–60; Greek triḗrarchos, equivalent to triḗr(ēs) trireme + archós commander. See tri-, -arch Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for trierarch Historical Examples of trierarch

  • At the period of which we treat each vessel had one trierarch.

    Athens: Its Rise and Fall, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • “A Saxon pirate, O Lentulus,” said the trierarch to the man in armor at his side.

    Ulric the Jarl

    William O. Stoddard

  • The trierarch took the eagle and went and stood by the body of Lentulus.

    Ulric the Jarl

    William O. Stoddard

  • So did not think the trierarch and the centurion on board the trireme.

    Ulric the Jarl

    William O. Stoddard

  • Comus, the trierarch, was overeager, or he would have remembered that which he seemed to have forgotten.

    Ulric the Jarl

    William O. Stoddard

  • British Dictionary definitions for trierarch trierarch noun Greek history a citizen responsible for fitting out a state trireme, esp in Athens the captain of a trireme Word Origin for trierarch C17: from Latin, from Greek triērarkhos, from triērēs equipped with three banks of oars + arkhein to command Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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