sumpter

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Old French sometier, from late Latin sagma, from Greek σαγμα ‘pack-saddle’.

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sumpter (plural sumpters)

  1. (obsolete) the driver of a packhorse
    • 1605: Persuade me rather to be slave and sumpter / To this detested groom. — William Shakespeare, King Lear, II.ii
  2. a packhorse, a beast of burden
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Holinshed to this entry?)
  3. (obsolete) A pack; a burden.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Beaumont and Fletcher to this entry?)

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