usually -ət+V
plural -s
: a light cavalryman recruited especially from Albania, Dalmatia, or Greece and employed in the Venetian and other armies in the 15th and 16th centuries

Word History


Middle French, from Italian stradiotto; from Greek stratiōtēs soldier, from stratia army, military campaign, from stratos army, host

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“Stradiot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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