Dragomans
Dragoman Drag"o*man, n.; pl. {Dragomans}. [From F. dragoman, or Sp. dragoman, or It. dragomanno; all fr. LGr. ?, Ar. tarjum[=a]n, from the same source as E. targum. Cf. {Drogman}, {Truchman}.] An interpreter; -- so called in the Levant and other parts of the East. [1913 Webster]

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