quinquereme

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From Latin quinqueremis, from quinque (five) + remus (oar)

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quinquereme (plural quinqueremes)

  1. (history, nautical) An ancient Carthaginian or Greek galley having five banks of oars.
    • 1902, John Masefield, “Cargoes” (poem):
      Quinquireme of Nineveh from distant Ophir / Rowing home to haven in sunny Palestine / With a cargo of ivory, / And apes and peacocks, / Sandalwood, cedarwood, and sweet white wine.

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Noun[edit]

quinquereme f (plural quinqueremi)

  1. (nautical) quinquereme