stradiot

noun strad·i·ot \ˈstradēət, usually -ət+V\

Definition of stradiot

plural

-s

  1. :  a light cavalryman recruited especially from Albania, Dalmatia, or Greece and employed in the Venetian and other armies in the 15th and 16th centuries

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Origin and Etymology of stradiot

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


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