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Croatian term or phrase:soprokomit
English translation:commander
Entered by: bjuric2
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09:10 Mar 12, 2004
Croatian to English translations [PRO]
Tourism & Travel
Croatian term or phrase: soprokomit
u srcu Bola sagradio je svoj ljetnikovac početkom 17. stoljeća soprokomit bračkih galija i uredio ga kao barokni kaštel.
bjuric2
Local time: 04:18
commander
Explanation:
The crew of a Venetian galley at this time amounted, all told, to 250 men, under a comilo or master, but besides this officer each galley carried a sopracomito or gentleman-commander, usually a noble
Commander of a galley; one of the first responsibilities to which a young patrician could be elected at age 25, though he would have an experienced captain alongside for advice

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Note added at 2004-03-12 09:24:31 (GMT)
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The commander of the galley was a \"sopracomito\" with the aid of one or more officers, \"comiti\". Military officers were in charge of the battle and commanded both soldiers and gunmen - \"bombardieri\", and sopracomito, while officers ran the boat with sailors and rowers - galliots. (Izvor: Marko Polo and Korcula by dr. Zivan Filippi - The Battle Before Korcula)



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Daniela Miklic Belancic
Local time: 04:18
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commander


Explanation:
The crew of a Venetian galley at this time amounted, all told, to 250 men, under a comilo or master, but besides this officer each galley carried a sopracomito or gentleman-commander, usually a noble
Commander of a galley; one of the first responsibilities to which a young patrician could be elected at age 25, though he would have an experienced captain alongside for advice

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Note added at 2004-03-12 09:24:31 (GMT)
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The commander of the galley was a \"sopracomito\" with the aid of one or more officers, \"comiti\". Military officers were in charge of the battle and commanded both soldiers and gunmen - \"bombardieri\", and sopracomito, while officers ran the boat with sailors and rowers - galliots. (Izvor: Marko Polo and Korcula by dr. Zivan Filippi - The Battle Before Korcula)





Daniela Miklic Belancic
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