dragomen

drag·o·man || 'drægəʊmən n. interpreter or guide in Oriental countries (Turkey, Persia etc.)

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  • dragomen — noun a (Synonyms: dragomans) …   Wiktionary

  • dragoman — noun (plural mans or dragomen) Etymology: Middle English drugeman, from Anglo French, from Old Italian dragomanno, from Middle Greek dragomanos, from Arabic tarjumān, from Aramaic tūrgĕmānā Date: 14th century an interpreter …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dragoman — dragomanic /drag euh man ik/, dragomanish, adj. /drag euh meuhn/, n., pl. dragomans, dragomen. (in the Near East) a professional interpreter. [1300 50; < F; r. ME drogman interpreter < MF drog(o)man, dragoman < MGk drago(u)mános < Sem; cf. Ar… …   Universalium

  • dragoman — [ dragə(ʊ)mən] noun (plural dragomans or dragomen) an interpreter or guide in a country speaking Arabic, Turkish, or Persian. Origin ME: from obs. Fr., via Ital. from med. Gk dragoumanos, from Arab. tarjumān interpreter …   English new terms dictionary

  • dragoman — /ˈdrægəmən/ (say draguhmuhn) noun (plural dragomans, dragomen) (in Middle Eastern countries) a professional interpreter. {French, from Late Greek dragoumanos, from Arabic targumān interpreter} …   Australian English dictionary

  • dragoman — [drag′ə mən] n. pl. dragomans or dragomen [drag′əmən] [ME drogeman < OFr < It dragomanno < MGr dragomanos < Ar tarǧumān < Aram tūrǧemānā < Assyr targūmanu, akin to ragāmu, to speak] in the Near East, an interpreter or… …   English World dictionary

  • dragoman — n. (pl. dragomans or dragomen) an interpreter or guide, esp. in countries speaking Arabic, Turkish, or Persian. Etymology: F f. It. dragomano f. med.Gk dragomanos f. Arab. tarjuman f. tarjama interpret, f. Aram. targem f. Assyr. targumacircnu… …   Useful english dictionary

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