Trierarch
Trierarch Tri"er*arch, n. [L. trierarchus, Gr. ?; ? a trireme + ? a leader, a chief.] (Gr. Antiq.) (a) The commander of a trireme. (b) At Athens, one who (singly, or jointly with other citizens) had to fit out a trireme for the public service. [1913 Webster]

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  • Trierarch — was the title of officers who commanded a trireme in the classical Greek world. In Athens and a few other states this officer was also required to pay for the outfitting and maintenance of the ship. Trierarchs thus had to be men of considerable… …   Wikipedia

  • trierarch — [trī′ər ärk΄] n. [L trierarchus < Gr triērarchos < triērēs, a trireme (< tri ,TRI + ērēs < IE base * erē , to row, oar > ROW2, RUDDER) + archos, leader, chief: see ARCH] in ancient Greece, a) the commander of a trireme …   English World dictionary

  • Trierarch — Die Trierarchie war ein wichtiges Amt der militärischen Leiturgie in Athen. Ein Trierarch verpflichtete sich, eine Triere für ein Jahr lang auszurüsten und zu befehligen. Die Trierarchie wurde 483/482 v. Chr. als Ersatz für die Naukrarien… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • trierarch — noun Etymology: Latin trierarchus, from Greek triērarchos, from triērēs trireme (from tri + ērēs akin to Latin remus oar) + archos arch more at row Date: circa 1656 1. the commander of a trireme 2. an Athenian citizen who had to fit out a trireme …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • trierarch — /truy euh rahrk /, n. Gk. Hist. 1. the commander of a trireme. 2. (in Athens) a citizen who, singly, or jointly with other citizens, was required to fit out a trireme for the public service. [1650 60; < Gk triérarchos, equiv. to triér(es) trireme …   Universalium

  • trierarch — tri•er•arch [[t]ˈtraɪ əˌrɑrk[/t]] n. (in ancient Greece) 1) anh the commander of a trireme 2) anh (in Athens) a citizen responsible for fitting out a trireme for the public service • Etymology: 1650–60; < Gk triḗrarchos=triḗr(ēs) trireme… …   From formal English to slang

  • trierarch — /truy euh rahrk /, n. Gk. Hist. 1. the commander of a trireme. 2. (in Athens) a citizen who, singly, or jointly with other citizens, was required to fit out a trireme for the public service. [1650 60; < Gk triérarchos, equiv. to triér(es)… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Trierarchy — A Trierarchy is a debt similar to a tax, and a duty similar to being conscripted, in the Navy of ancient Athens this type of obligation is called a liturgy. The person (or persons) up on whom the duty fell is called a Trierarch. The Trierarch is… …   Wikipedia

  • ἐπιτριηραρχοῦντα — ἐπιτριηραρχέω to be trierarch beyond the legal time pres part act neut nom/voc/acc pl (attic epic doric) ἐπιτριηραρχέω to be trierarch beyond the legal time pres part act masc acc sg (attic epic doric) ἐπιτριηραρχέω to be trierarch beyond the… …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

  • Trireme — In English, no differentiation is made between the Greek triērēs and the Latin triremis . This is sometimes a source of confusion, as in other languages these terms refer to different styles of ships. The trireme derives its name from its three… …   Wikipedia

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