trierarch

trierarch

[trahy-uh-rahrk]
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:
1650–60; < Greek triḗrarchos, equivalent to triḗr(ēs) trireme + archós commander. See tri-, -arch

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

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