Middle French, from Turkish sipahi, from Persian sipāhī cavalryman
1562, in the meaning defined at sense 1
“Spahi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spahi. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.
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