klepht

noun, often capitalized
\ ˈkleft How to pronounce klepht (audio) \

Definition of klepht

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

Other Words from klepht

klephtic \ ˈklef-​tik How to pronounce klepht (audio) \ adjective, often capitalized

First Known Use of klepht

1820, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for klepht

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

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“Klepht.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/klepht. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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