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drag·o·man

 (drăg′ə-mən)
n. pl. drag·o·mans or drag·o·men
An interpreter or guide in countries where Arabic, Turkish, or Persian is spoken.

[Middle English dragman, from Old French drugeman, from Medieval Latin dragumannus, from Medieval Greek dragoumanos, from Arabic tarjumān, from Aramaic targəmānā, from Akkadian targumannu, interpreter; see rgm in Semitic roots.]
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dragoman

(ˈdræɡəʊmən)
n, pl -mans or -men
(Historical Terms) (in some Middle Eastern countries, esp formerly) a professional interpreter or guide
[C14: from French, from Italian dragomano, from Medieval Greek dragoumanos, from Arabic targumān an interpreter, from Aramaic tūrgemānā, of Akkadian origin]
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drag•o•man

(ˈdræg ə mən)

n., pl. -mans, -men.
(in the Near East) a professional interpreter.
[1300–50; Middle English drogman interpreter < Middle French drog(o)man, dragoman < Medieval Greek drago(u)mános < Semitic; compare Arabic tarjumān, Akkadian targumannu]
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Noun1.dragoman - an interpreter and guide in the Near Eastdragoman - 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)
interpreter, translator - someone who mediates between speakers of different languages
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Translations
ترجمان
ترگمان
tolmács
tumačтумач

dragoman

nDragoman m
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We knew very well that Palestine was a country which did not do a large passenger business, and every man we came across who knew any thing about it gave us to understand that not half of our party would be able to get dragomen and animals.
As might have been expected, a notion got abroad in Syria and Egypt that the whole population of the Province of America (the Turks consider us a trifling little province in some unvisited corner of the world,) were coming to the Holy Land--and so, when we got to Beirout yesterday, we found the place full of dragomen and their outfits.
Their earlier experiences with organizing camel trains, dragomen, provisions and diplomatic cover in strange lands came into full use.