taxiarch

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ancient Greek

Noun[edit]

taxiarch (plural taxiarchs)

  1. (historical, Ancient Greece) An Athenian military officer commanding a certain division of an army.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Milford to this entry?)
    • 1968, James Grant Wilson, John Fiske, Appleton's Cyclopædia of American Biography
      In recognition of his services in the education of the women of Athens, he was buried with the honors of a taxiarch, by special orders []

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for taxiarch in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)