chiliarch

noun
chil·​i·​arch | \ ˈkilēˌärk \
plural -s

Definition of chiliarch

: the commander of a thousand men in ancient Greece

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for chiliarch

Greek chiliarchēs, chiliarchos, from chilioi thousand + -archēs, -archos -arch

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About chiliarch

Dictionary Entries Near chiliarch

Chilian

chiliarch

chiliasm

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for chiliarch

Cite this Entry

“Chiliarch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chiliarch. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!