lochus

noun
loch·​us | \ ˈläkəs \
plural lochi\ -​äˌkī \

Definition of lochus

: a small division of an ancient Greek army comprising about 100 to 200 men — see lochage

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History and Etymology for lochus

New Latin, from Greek lochos ambush, childbirth, lochus; akin to Greek lechos bed

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“Lochus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lochus. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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