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Borrowing from Ancient Greek λέμβος (lémbos), perhaps Illyrian in origin.



lembus m (genitive lembī); second declension

  1. A cutter, yacht; a ship built for speed.

Derived terms[edit]


  • lembus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • lembus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • LEMBUS in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • lembus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • lembus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • lembus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin