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chiliarch

[kil-ee-ahrk] /ˈkɪl iˌɑrk/
noun
1.
(in ancient Greece) the military commander of 1000 men.
Origin of chiliarch
1650-1660
1650-60; < Latin chiliarchēs (or chiliarchus) < Greek chiliárchēs (or chiliárchos), equivalent to chī́li(oi) 1000 + -archēs (or -archos) -arch
Related forms
chiliarchy, noun
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