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

Word History


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

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“Turcopole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turcopole. Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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