chiliarch

[ kil-ee-ahrk ]
/ ˈkɪl iˌɑrk /

noun

(in ancient Greece) the military commander of 1000 men.

Nearby words

  1. chili pepper,
  2. chili powder,
  3. chili sauce,
  4. chili verde,
  5. chiliad,
  6. chiliasm,
  7. chiliburger,
  8. chilien shan,
  9. chilin,
  10. chilipepper

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

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019