Taborite

noun

Ta·​bor·​ite
ˈtābəˌrīt
plural -s
: a member of the radical wing of the Hussites rejecting everything without direct biblical warrant except war (as waged fiercely under Ziska)

Word History

Etymology

Tábor, town south of Prague in the former kingdom of Bohemia (now a province of western Czechoslovakia) founded in 1420 as a Taborite stronghold by Jan Ziska †1424 Bohemian Hussite leader + English -ite

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“Taborite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Taborite. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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