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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
(DRAG-uh-man) noun, plural dragomans or dragomen
An interpreter or guide.
[The word took a scenic route to its present form via French, Italian, and medieval Latin/Greek, from Arabic tarjuman, from Aramaic turgemana, from Akkadian targumanu (interpreter).]
"Soon, (Art) Buchwald set himself up as the laughing dragoman to American
celebrities. The foster home boy became Our Man in Paris. He took Elvis
Presley to the Lido."
"Born in Jerusalem, he (Wadie Said) went from being a dragoman to
a salesman in the United States and thence to a hugely successful
businessman in Egypt, running a stationery importing firm."
I don't need time. What I need is a deadline. -Duke Ellington, jazz pianist, composer, and conductor (1899-1974)