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 saumatārius 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'.