Penteconter

The penteconter, alt. spelling pentekonter, also transliterated as pentecontor or pentekontor (πεντηκόντορος, fifty-oared), was an ancient Greek galley in use since the archaic period. In an alternative meaning, the term was also used for a military commander of fifty men in ancient Greece. According to some contemporary calculations,...
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Penteconter

• (n.) A Grecian vessel with fifty oars.
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penteconter

(from the article `naval ship`) ...made in the Iliad, for instance, of sea warfare. Even the pirates of the time were sea raiders seeking their booty ashore rather than in sea ...
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Penteconter

Pen'te·con`ter noun [ Greek ... (sc. ...), from ... fifty.] (Gr. Antiq.) A Grecian vessel with fifty oars. [ Written also pentaconter .]
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