ὁπλίτης

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Ἀθηναῖος Ὁπλίτης μεθ' ὅπλῳ.

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From ὅπλον (hóplon, large shield) +‎ -ῑ́της (-ī́tēs)

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ὁπλῑ́της (hoplī́tēs) (genitive ὁπλῑ́του) m, first declension

  1. one who is armed, heavily armored
  2. a heavily armored foot soldier, man-at-arms, who carried a pike (δόρυ (dóru)) and a large shield (ὅπλον (hóplon))

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