κλέφτης

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Byzantine Greek κλέφτης (kléphtēs) from the ancient Ancient Greek κλέπτης (kléptēs) with [pt] > [ft].

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkle.ftis/
  • Hyphenation: κλέ‧φτης

Noun[edit]

κλέφτης (kléftism (plural κλέφτες, feminine κλέφτρα)

  1. thief, stealer
  2. (historical) klepht (member of an armed group of men who took refuge in the mountains, lived by stealing and fought against the Ottomans)
    Synonym: αρματολός (armatolós)

Declension[edit]

Related terms[edit]

sense: thief

sense: klepht

And see κλέβω (klévo, steal)

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