plural lithsmen
: a sailor in the navy during the period of the Danish kings of England

Word History


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

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“Lithsman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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