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trierarch

[trahy-uh-rahrk] /ˈtraɪ əˌrɑrk/
noun, Greek History
1.
the commander of a trireme.
2.
(in Athens) a citizen who, singly, or jointly with other citizens, was required to fit out a trireme for the public service.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Greek triḗrarchos, equivalent to triḗr(ēs) trireme + archós commander. See tri-, -arch
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trierarch

/ˈtraɪəˌrɑːk/
noun (Greek history)
1.
a citizen responsible for fitting out a state trireme, esp in Athens
2.
the captain of a trireme
Word Origin
C17: from Latin, from Greek triērarkhos, from triērēs equipped with three banks of oars + arkhein to command
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