of a wave : extremely large : huge
that decuman wave that took us fore and aftP. A. Motteux
: of or relating to the tenth cohort
used especially of the chief gate of a Roman camp

Word History


Latin decumanus, decimanus of the tenth, large, from decumus, decimus tenth (from decem ten) + -anus -an

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“Decuman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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