noun Etymology: Latin triremis, from tri- + remus oar — more at row Date: 1600 an ancient galley having three banks of oars

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  • trirème — [ trirɛm ] n. f. • XIVe; lat. triremis ♦ Antiq. Navire de guerre des Romains, des Carthaginois, etc., rapide et léger, à trois rangées de rames superposées. ⇒ galère , trière. ● trirème nom féminin (latin triremis, de tres, trois, et remus, r …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • trireme — [trī′rēm΄] n. [L triremis, trireme (orig., having three banks of oars) < tri ,TRI + remus, oar: see ROW2] an ancient Greek or Roman galley, usually a warship, with three banks of oars on each side …   English World dictionary

  • Trireme — Tri reme, n. [L. triremis; tri (see {Tri }) + remus an oar, akin to E. row. See Row to propel with an oar.] (Class. Antiq.) An ancient galley or vessel with tree banks, or tiers, of oars. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trireme — Trirēme (lat.), Ruderschiff, s. Triere [Abb. 1880] …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • trireme — c.1600, ancient ship with three rows of oars, from L. triremis, from tri three + remus oar …   Etymology dictionary

  • trireme — ► NOUN ▪ an ancient Greek or Roman war galley with three banks of oars. ORIGIN Latin triremis, from tri three + remus oar …   English terms dictionary

  • 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

  • trireme — /truy reem/, n. Class. Hist. a galley with three rows or tiers of oars on each side, one above another, used chiefly as a warship. [1595 1605; < L triremis having three banks of oars, equiv. to tri TRI + rem(us) oar + is adj. suffix] * * * Oar… …   Universalium

  • Trireme — Modell einer Triere Nachbau einer Triere im Schiffsmuseum Trokadero Marina, Paleo Faliro, Athen Die Trier …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Trirème — Trière  Pour l’article homonyme, voir Trière (rivière).  Une trière (du grec ancien τριήρης / triếrês), ou trirème, ce dernier terme étant l appellation latine, est une galère de combat antique, développée à partir de la pentécontère.… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Trireme — Tri|re|me 〈f. 19〉 = Triere * * * Trireme   [lateinisch triremis (navis) »Dreiruderer«] die, / n, die Triere.   * * * Tri|re|me, die; , n [lat. triremis (navis), zu: drei u. remus = Ruder]: Triere …   Universal-Lexikon

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