a pack animal
Origin of sumpterMiddle English sompter, pack horse, origin, originally , driver of a pack horse ; from Old French sometier ; from Late Latin an unverified form sagmatarius ; from Late Latin sagma (gen. sagmatis), packsaddle: see summer
A pack animal, such as a horse or mule.
Origin of sumpterMiddle English, driver of a packhorse, from Old French sometier, from Vulgar Latin *saumatarius, from Late Latin sagma, sagmat-, packsaddle, from Greek, from sattein, to pack.
- a packhorse, a beast of burden
Old French sometier, from late Latin sagma, from Greek ÏƒÎ±Î³Î¼Î± "˜pack-saddle'.