Definition of


  1. (noun, person) 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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Alternate forms of Dragoman

Hypernyms: interpreter, translator

Origin of the word Dragoman

  1. 14c., from O.Fr. drugemen, from late Gk. dragoumanos, from Ar. targuman "interpreter," from targama "interpret." Treated in Eng. as a compound, with pl. -men. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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