hypaspist

noun hy·pas·pist \hiˈpaspə̇st\

Definition of hypaspist

plural

-s

  1. :  shield bearer; especially :  a Macedonian shield bearer

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Origin and Etymology of hypaspist

Greek hypaspistēs, from hypaspizein to serve as shield bearer, from hypo- + aspis shield + -izein -ize — more at aspid-


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