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evzone

[ev-zohn]
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noun
  1. a member of an elite infantry corps in the Greek army.
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Origin of evzone

1895–1900; < Modern Greek eúzōnos, Greek: well girt (i.e., well equipped). See eu-, zone
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Historical Examples

  • This was succeeded by a more ambitiously designed stamp (Fig. 333) showing an evzone or light infantryman in the act of firing.

    The Postage Stamp in War

    Fred. J. Melville


British Dictionary definitions for evzone

evzone

noun
  1. a soldier in an elite Greek infantry regiment
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Word Origin

C19: from Modern Greek, from Greek euzōnos literally: well-girt, from eu- + zōne girdle
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