English [ edit ]
Etymology [ edit ]
Middle French , from older infanterie , possibly from Italian Spanish infantería ( “ foot soldiers, force composed of those too inexperienced or low in rank for cavalry ” ), from infante ( “ foot soldier ” ), originally "a youth", either way from Latin īnfāns ( “ child ” ); see there for more.
Pronunciation [ edit ]
infantry ( , countable and uncountable plural )
Soldiers who fight on foot (on land), as opposed to
cavalry and other mounted units, regardless of external transport (e.g. airborne).
( uncountable ) The part of an army consisting of infantry soldiers, especially opposed to mounted and technical troops A regiment of infantry
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Translations [ edit ]
the part of an army consisting of infantry soldiers
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