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A heavily armed foot soldier of ancient Greece.
[Greek hoplītēs, from hoplon, armor.]
hop·lit′ic (-lĭt′ĭk) adj.
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(Historical Terms) (in ancient Greece) a heavily armed infantryman
[C18: from Greek hoplitēs, from hoplon weapon, from hepein to prepare]
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a heavily armed foot soldier of ancient Greece.
[1720–30; < Greek hoplitēs=hópl(on) piece of armor, particularly the large shield + -ītēs -ite1]
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A Greek heavily armed foot soldier who largely replaced the more aristocratic cavalry and chariot fighter.
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