chiliarch

[ kil-ee-ahrk ]
/ ˈkɪl iˌɑrk /

noun

(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

OTHER WORDS FROM chiliarch

chil·i·arch·y, noun
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