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klepht

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noun \ˈkleft\

Definition of klepht

  1. :  a Greek belonging to any of several independent guerrilla communities formed after the Turkish conquest of Greece

kleph·tic play \ˈklef-tik\ adjective often capitalized


Origin of klepht

Modern Greek klephtēs, literally, robber, from Greek kleptēs, from kleptein


First Known Use: 1820

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