spahi

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noun spa·hi \ˈspä-ˌhē\

Definition of spahi

  1. 1 :  one of a former corps of irregular Turkish cavalry

  2. 2 :  one of a former corps of Algerian native cavalry in the French army

Origin and Etymology of spahi

Medieval French, from Turkishsipahi, from Persian sipāhī cavalryman


First Known Use: 1562


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