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klepht

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noun
a Greek or Albanian brigand, exalted in the war of Greek independence as a patriotic robber; guerrilla.
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Origin of klepht

1810–20; <Modern Greek kléphtēs, variant of Modern Greek, Greek kléptēs thief, rogue; see kleptomania

OTHER WORDS FROM klepht

klephtic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for klepht

klepht
/ (klɛft) /

noun
any of the Greeks who fled to the mountains after the 15th-century Turkish conquest of Greece and whose descendants survived as brigands into the 19th century

Derived forms of klepht

klephtic, adjective

Word Origin for klepht

C19: from Modern Greek klephtēs, from Greek kleptēs thief
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