quinquereme

noun

quin·​que·​reme
variants or less commonly quinquireme
ˈkwinkwəˌrēm
plural -s
: an ancient galley propelled by five banks of oars

Word History

Etymology

Middle French, from Latin quinqueremis, literally, having five banks of oars, from quinque- + remus oar

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“Quinquereme.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quinquereme. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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