trierarch


tri·er·arch

noun \ˈtrī(-ə)-ˌrärk\

Definition of TRIERARCH

1
:  the commander of a trireme
2
:  an Athenian citizen who had to fit out a trireme for the public service

Origin of TRIERARCH

Latin trierarchus, from Greek triērarchos, from triērēs trireme (from tri- + -ērēs — akin to Latin remus oar) + -archos -arch — more at row
First Known Use: circa 1656

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