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Etymology of galley

Posted by Johannes on 11 August 2013

The word galley comes from the Old French galie, from Medieval Latingalea, from the Late Greek galea, from gale(a kind of fish; Gr: γαλέη).

In modern Greek:
a) galera: galley [Gr: γαλέρα]
b) galeos: tope [a kind of fish; Gr: γαλέος]

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