bireme

[ bahy-reem ]
/ ˈbaɪ rim /

noun Nautical.

a galley having two banks or tiers of oars.

Origin of bireme

1590–1600; < Latin birēmis two-oared, having two banks of oars (bi- bi-1 + rēm(us) oar + -is adj. suffix)
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bireme
/ (ˈbaɪriːm) /

noun

an ancient galley having two banks of oars

Word Origin for bireme

C17: from Latin birēmus, from bi- 1 + -rēmus oar
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