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bireme

[bahy-reem] /ˈbaɪ rim/
noun, Nautical
1.
a galley having two banks or tiers of oars.
Origin
1590-1600
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
1.
an ancient galley having two banks of oars
Word Origin
C17: from Latin birēmus, from bi-1 + -rēmus oar
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