truchman

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From mediaevel Latin turchemannus or French trucheman, from Arabic ترجمان. Compare dragoman.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

truchman (plural truchmen)

  1. An interpreter.
    • 1885: An I hire a truchman to tell my tale / The lover's plaint is not told for pay — Sir Richard Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, vol. 1