Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One of the rowers on the topmost of the three benches in a trireme.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the rowers on the topmost of the three benches in a trireme.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Greek antiquity, one of the rowers on the uppermost tier in a trireme. Compare zeugite and thalamite.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • For this reason each thranite was responsible for guiding the zygite and thalamite immediately next to and below him to adjust their stroke to fit the general cadence.

    THE LANDMARK THUCYDIDES

  • Again the note changed from despair to incitement, and when at last he called, “And can we cross the Ægean as never trireme crossed and pluck back Hellas from her fate?” thalamite, zygite, and thranite rose, tossing their brawny arms into the air.

    A Victor of Salamis

  • That was the thought of all from Themistocles to the meanest thranite.

    A Victor of Salamis

  • The thranite now and thalamite are pressures low and high,

    Traffics and Discoveries

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