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evzone

[ ev-zohn ]
/ ˈɛv zoʊn /
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noun

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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Example sentences from the Web for evzone

  • 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
/ (ˈɛvzəʊn) /

noun

a soldier in an elite Greek infantry regiment

Word Origin for evzone

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