dragoman

[ drag-uh-muhn ]
/ ˈdræg ə mən /

noun, plural drag·o·mans, drag·o·men.

(in the Near East) a professional interpreter.

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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

OTHER WORDS FROM dragoman

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

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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