trierarch

[ trahy-uh-rahrk ]
/ ˈtraɪ əˌrɑrk /
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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.

Nearby words

  1. triennium,
  2. triens,
  3. trient,
  4. trientes,
  5. trier,
  6. trierarchy,
  7. tries,
  8. trieste,
  9. triethyl,
  10. triethyl orthoformate

Origin of trierarch

1650–60; < Greek triḗrarchos, equivalent to triḗr(ēs) trireme + archós commander. See tri-, -arch

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trierarch

/ (ˈtraɪəˌrɑːk) /

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

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