trierarch

noun
tri·​er·​arch | \ ˈtrī(-ə)-ˌrärk How to pronounce trierarch (audio) \

Definition of trierarch

1 : the commander of a trireme
2 : an Athenian citizen who had to fit out a trireme for the public service

First Known Use of trierarch

circa 1656, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for trierarch

Latin trierarchus, from Greek triērarchos, from triērēs trireme (from tri- + -ērēs — akin to Latin remus oar) + -archos -arch — more at row

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The first known use of trierarch was circa 1656

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“Trierarch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trierarch. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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