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Sumpter definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SUMP'TER, n. A horse that carries clothes or furniture; a baggage-horse; usually called a pack-horse.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: an animal (such as a mule or burro or horse) used to carry loads [syn: pack animal, sumpter]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English, short for sompter hors, from sompter driver of a packhorse, from Anglo-French sumeter, from Vulgar Latin *sagmatarius, from Late Latin sagmat-, sagma packsaddle, from Greek; akin to Greek sattein to pack, stuff Date: 15th century a pack animal

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. archaic 1 a packhorse. 2 any pack-animal (sumpter-mule). Etymology: ME f. OF som(m)etier f. LL f. Gk sagma -atos pack-saddle: cf. SUMMER(2)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Sumpter Sump"ter, n. [OF. sommetier the driver of a pack horse; akin to OF. & F. sommier a pack horse, L. sagmarius, fr. sagma a pack saddle, in LL., a load, Gr. ? a pack saddle, fr. ? to pack, load; cf. Skr. saj, sa[~n]j, to hang on. Cf. Seam a weight, Summer a beam.] 1. The driver of a pack horse. [Obs.] --Skeat. 2. A pack; a burden. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl. 3. An animal, especially a horse, that carries packs or burdens; a baggage horse. --Holinshed.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Sumpter Sump"ter, a. Carrying pack or burdens on the back; as, a sumpter horse; a sumpter mule. --Bacon.

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