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trireme

[trahy-reem] /ˈtraɪ rim/
noun, Classical History
1.
a galley with three rows or tiers of oars on each side, one above another, used chiefly as a warship.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Latin trirēmis having three banks of oars, equivalent to tri- tri- + rēm(us) oar + -is adj. suffix
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trireme

/ˈtraɪriːm/
noun
1.
a galley, developed by the ancient Greeks as a warship, with three banks of oars on each side
Word Origin
C17: from Latin trirēmis, from tri- + rēmus oar
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Word Origin and History for trireme
n.

c.1600, "ancient ship with three rows of oars," from Latin triremis, from tri- "three" (see tri-) + remus "oar" (see row (v.)).

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