Definition of lithsman
: a sailor in the navy during the period of the Danish kings of England
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Origin and Etymology of lithsman
Old English lithsmann, from Old Norse lithsmann-, lithsmathr warrior, sailor, from liths (genitive of lith people, host) + mann-, mathr man; akin to Old Norse lītha to go — more at lead
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