noun (plural dragomans or dragomen)
An interpreter or guide, especially in countries speaking Arabic, Turkish, or Persian.
- In Arabic, this was turjuman and the Turkish dragoman.
- He asked, somewhat surprised at seeing someone climbing over the last stone without the help of a dragoman or guide, who usually assisted tourists up the pyramids.
- Street stalls of changers, merchants with money; crates unloading - fish, sugar - by Spaniards and Danes; dragomen emitting unrecognizable tongues: such swirl over Charles in our genre-esque scene.
Late Middle English: from obsolete French, from Italian dragomanno, from medieval Greek dragoumanos, from Arabic tarjumān 'interpreter'.
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