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peltast

Definitions


[ˈpɛltast], (Noun)

Definitions:
- A foot soldier equipped with a pelta and javelin.


Phrases:

Origin:
early 17th century; earliest use found in Philemon Holland (1552–1637), translator. From classical Latin peltasta foot soldier equipped with a pelta from ancient Greek πελταστής, either from πελτάζειν to serve as a peltast (from πέλτη) + -τής, suffix forming agent nouns, or from πέλτη + -στής (in ἀσπιστής soldier equipped with a shield from ἀσπιδ-, ἀσπίς shield + -τής, suffix forming agent nouns)




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