hypaspist

[ hi-pas-pist, hahy- ]
/ hɪˈpæs pɪst, haɪ- /

noun

a shield bearer, especially one of a special unit of light infantry in the Macedonian army.

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Origin of hypaspist

1820–30; <Greek hypaspistḗs shield bearer, equivalent to hyp-hyp- + aspis shield + -tēs noun suffix
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