πέλτη

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Perhaps a loanword from Thracian considering the origin of this type of shield. Usually connected with Latin pellis (skin) and Ancient Greek πέλμα (pélma, sole of the foot), so from Proto-Indo-European *pel- (to cover).

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Noun[edit]

πέλτη (péltēf (genitive πέλτης); first declension

  1. A small light shield of leather without a rim, used by Thracians
  2. A horse's ornament

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  • Latin: pelta

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