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lochus

[ lok-uhs ]
/ ˈlɒk əs /
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noun, plural loch·i [lok-ahy]. /ˈlɒk aɪ/.
(in ancient Greece) a subdivision of an army.
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Origin of lochus

1825–35; <Greek lóchos literally, ambush, place for lying in wait, hence, men forming an ambush; cf. lochia
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