klepht

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klepht

(klɛft)
n
(Historical Terms) any of the Greeks who fled to the mountains after the 15th-century Turkish conquest of Greece and whose descendants survived as brigands into the 19th century
[C19: from Modern Greek klephtēs, from Greek kleptēs thief]
ˈklephtic adj
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Klephtic ballad Any of the songs and poems extolling the adventures of the Klephts, Greek nationalists living as outlaws in the mountains during the period of Turkish domination over Greece from 1453 to 1828.