lochus

[ lok-uh s ]
/ ˈlɒk əs /

noun, plural loch·i [lok-ahy] /ˈlɒk aɪ/.

(in ancient Greece) a subdivision of an army.

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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