dragoman

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Dragoman \Drag"o*man\, noun; 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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

dragoman

noun

1: an interpreter and guide in the Near East; in the Ottoman Empire in the 18th and 19th centuries a translator of European languages for the Turkish and Arab authorities and most dragomans were Greek (many reached high positions in the government)


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