- a Greek or Albanian brigand, exalted in the war of Greek independence as a patriotic robber; guerrilla.
Origin of klepht
Examples from the Web for klepht
Historical Examples of klepht
They say Rhangos is going to join the Turks, as many other klepht leaders have done.In Greek Waters
G. A. Henty
Meantime, the services of the notorious Klepht Achilles have been engaged.The Casual Ward
A. D. Godley
Whoever was not a klepht was the victim of some official extortioner.
He has taken the leadership of the coryphes, and now executes a dance which is called the "Klepht."From the Oak to the Olive
Julia Ward Howe
- 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