tessaraconter

noun
tes·​sa·​ra·​con·​ter | \ ˌtesərəˈkäntə(r)\
plural -s

Definition of tessaraconter

: a galley with forty banks of oars

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History and Etymology for tessaraconter

Greek tessarakontērēs, from tessarakonta, tesserakonta forty, from tessara- + -konta (akin to Latin -ginti in viginti twenty)

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