Hypaspist

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hypaspist (Gr. Antiq) A shield-bearer or armor-bearer.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hypaspist In Greek antiquity, a shield-bearer or an armorbearer; an esquire; in the Macedonian army, one of a royal guard of light-armed foot-soldiers, so called from their shields.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr.

Usage

In literature:

His generals, hypaspistes, pretorians, captains and lifeguards dispersed in all directions, in order to muster their men.
"A Struggle for Rome, Vol. 2 (of 3)" by Felix Dahn
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