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dragoman

Line breaks: drago|man
Pronunciation: /ˈdraɡə(ʊ)mən
 
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Definition of dragoman in English:

noun (plural dragomans or dragomen)

An interpreter or guide, especially in countries speaking Arabic, Turkish, or Persian.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

late Middle English: from obsolete French, from Italian dragomanno, from medieval Greek dragoumanos, from Arabic tarjumān 'interpreter'.

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