ακρίτης

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Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Byzantine Greek ἀκρίτης from Ancient Greek ἄκρα (ákra, edge) +‎ -ίτης (-ítēs, suffix). The alternative ἀκρίτας (ἀkrítas) with ending -ίτας (-ítas) was based on the Pontic dialect.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aˈkritis/
  • Hyphenation: α‧κρί‧της

Noun[edit]

ακρίτης (akrítism (plural ακρίτες)

  1. frontiersman; a person who lives in the border regions
  2. in Byzantium, a soldier who guarded and defended the borders of the Byzantine Empire
  3. a soldier who guarded the borders of Greece

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Related terms[edit]

  • and see: άκρη n (ákri, end, edge)

References[edit]

  1. ^ ακρίτης in Λεξικό της κοινής νεοελληνικής [Dictionary of Standard Modern Greek], 1998, by the "Triantafyllidis" Foundation. and lemma: ακρίτας