Primipilar

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Primipilar Of or pertaining to the captain of the vanguard of a Roman army.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • primipilar Pertaining to the first maniple of the body of veterans (triarii) which formed a regular part of a Roman legion.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. primipilaris, fr. primipilus, the centurion of the first cohort of a Roman legion, fr. primus pilus, the division made up of the triarii in the Roman army