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chiliarch

[kil-ee-ahrk]
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noun
  1. (in ancient Greece) the military commander of 1000 men.
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Origin of chiliarch

1650–60; < Latin chiliarchēs (or chiliarchus) < Greek chiliárchēs (or chiliárchos), equivalent to chī́li(oi) 1000 + -archēs (or -archos) -arch
Related formschil·i·arch·y, noun
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