dragoman

[ drag-uh-muh n ]
/ ˈdræg ə mən /

noun, plural drag·o·mans, drag·o·men.

(in the Near East) a professional interpreter.

Origin of dragoman

1300–50; < French; replacing Middle English drogman interpreter < Middle French drog(o)man, dragoman < Medieval Greek drago(u)mános < Semitic; compare Arabic tarjumān, Akkadian targumannu

Related forms

drag·o·man·ic [drag-uh-man-ik] /ˌdræg əˈmæn ɪk/, drag·o·man·ish, adjective
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dragoman

/ (ˈdræɡəʊmən) /

noun plural -mans or -men

(in some Middle Eastern countries, esp formerly) a professional interpreter or guide

Word Origin for dragoman

C14: from French, from Italian dragomano, from Medieval Greek dragoumanos, from Arabic targumān an interpreter, from Aramaic tūrgemānā, of Akkadian origin
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