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.

Nearby words

  1. hypalgia,
  2. hypallage,
  3. hypamnios,
  4. hypanakinesis,
  5. hypanthium,
  6. hypatia,
  7. hype,
  8. hyped up,
  9. hyped-up,
  10. hyper

Origin of hypaspist

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

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