sumpter


sump·ter

noun \ˈsəm(p)-tər\

Definition of SUMPTER

:  a pack animal

Origin of SUMPTER

Middle English, short for sompter hors, from sompter driver of a packhorse, from Anglo-French sumeter, from Vulgar Latin *sagmatarius, from Late Latin sagmat-, sagma packsaddle, from Greek; akin to Greek sattein to pack, stuff
First Known Use: 15th century

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: sumption
Previous Word in the Dictionary: sumpsimus
All Words Near: sumpter

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up sumpter? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More