combatant

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French combattant.

Pronunciation[edit]

(UK) IPA(key): /ˈkɒm.bə.tənt/

Noun[edit]

combatant ‎(plural combatants)

  1. An armed fighter.
    Gladiators were combatants who fought to the death to entertain the public.

Translations[edit]

Adjective[edit]

combatant ‎(comparative more combatant, superlative most combatant)

  1. Contending; disposed to contend.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Ben Jonson to this entry?)

Middle French[edit]

Verb[edit]

combatant

  1. present participle of combatre