turcopole

noun tur·co·pole \ˈtərkəˌpōl\

Definition of turcopole

plural

-s

  1. :  a light-armed soldier of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem

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Origin and Etymology of turcopole

Medieval Latin turcopulus, turcopolus, from Middle Greek tourkopoulos, literally, son of a Turkish, from Late Greek Tourkoi (plural) Turks (from Turkish Türk Turk) + Middle Greek -poulos child of, alteration (probably influenced by Latin pullus young of an animal) of Greek pōlos young animal, young man or woman — more at foal


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