Thranite Thra"nite, n. [Gr. ?, from ? a bench, form, especially the topmost of the three benches in a trireme.] (Gr. Antiq.) One of the rowers on the topmost of the three benches in a trireme. [1913 Webster]

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  • thranite — thra·nite …   English syllables

  • thranite —   n. rower in ancient galley.    ♦ thranitic, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • thranite — ˈthrāˌnīt noun ( s) Etymology: Greek thranitēs, from thranos bench + itēs ite; akin to Greek thrēsasthai to sit down more at firm : the rower highest and farthest back on a bench of three rowers on a trireme compare thalamite …   Useful english dictionary

  • oarsman — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. rower, paddler, etc.; crewman, bowman, helmsman; gondolier; thalamite, zygite, thranite. See navigation. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. gondolier, oar, ferryman, boatman, rower, boatswain, bosun*, bo s n*;… …   English dictionary for students

  • thalamite — ˈthaləˌmīt noun ( s) Etymology: Greek thalamitēs, from thalamos chamber, hold of a ship + itēs ite : the outermost of the three rowers to a bench on a trireme sitting somewhat in advance and below the other two compare thranite, zygite …   Useful english dictionary

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