noun tes·sa·ra·con·ter \ˌtesərəˈkäntə(r)\

Definition of tessaraconter



  1. :  a galley with forty banks of oars

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Origin and Etymology of tessaraconter

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

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