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hipparch

noun
  1. (in ancient Greece) a cavalry commander
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Word Origin

C17: from Greek hippos horse + -arch
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Historical Examples

  • On the way the hipparch told the sculptor that the Lady Thyone had recently done things unprecedented for a woman of her age.

    Arachne, Complete

    Georg Ebers

  • When the hipparch led Hermon into this place a number of people had already assembled there.

  • The two kings now sent to beg for aid; and asked that Lycortas should come as commander-in-chief, and Polybius as hipparch.