Origin of evzone

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


  1. 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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