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dromond

[ drom-uhnd, druhm- ]

noun

  1. a large, fast-sailing ship of the Middle Ages.


dromond

/ ˈdrʌm-; ˈdrɒmən; ˈdrʌm-; ˈdrɒmənd /

noun

  1. a large swift sailing vessel of the 12th to 15th centuries


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Word History and Origins

Origin of dromond1

1300–50; Middle English dromund < Anglo-French dromund, dromo ( u ) n < Late Latin dromō, stem dromōn- < Greek drómōn swift ship, derivative of drómos a running
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Word History and Origins

Origin of dromond1

C13: from Anglo-French dromund, ultimately from Late Greek dromōn light swift ship, from dromos a running
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Example Sentences

The dromond, in war-time, was sometimes converted into a warship, by the addition of fighting-castles fore and aft.

Well I wot of all chapmen—and to-night weighs a dromond Sailing west away first, and then to the southlands.

The Venetian dromond was to other merchant-ships as the dromedary to other camels.

Of Thorstein Dromond's Arms, and what he deemed they might do.

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