hoplite [hop-lahyt] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun a heavily armed foot soldier of ancient Greece. Liberaldictionary.com

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  • Origin of hoplite 1720–30; Greek hoplī́tēs, equivalent to hópl(on) piece of armor, particularly the large shield + -ītēs -ite1 Related formshop·lit·ic [hop-lit-ik] /hɒpˈlɪt ɪk/, adjective Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for hoplite Historical Examples of hoplite

  • A horseman fully armed is thrusting his spear into the body of his fallen foe—a hoplite.

    Lippincott’s Magazine Of Popular Literature And Science, No. 23, February, 1873, Vol. XI. No. 23.


  • Thirdly, if Draco had instituted a hoplite census, Solon would not have substituted citizenship by birth.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 6


  • A horseman fully armed is thrusting his spear into the body of his fallen foe,—a hoplite.

    With the World’s Great Travellers, Volume IV


  • Now Artybios was riding a horse which had been trained to rear up against a hoplite.

    The History Of Herodotus


  • Of the two figures in the chariot of slab xxiv., nothing now remains but part of the shield and left arm of the hoplite 58.

    A Catalogue of Sculpture in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities, British Museum, Volume I (of 2)

    A. H. Smith

  • British Dictionary definitions for hoplite hoplite noun (in ancient Greece) a heavily armed infantryman Derived Formshoplitic (hɒpˈlɪtɪk), adjectiveWord Origin for hoplite C18: from Greek hoplitēs, from hoplon weapon, from hepein to prepare Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Word Origin and History for hoplite n.

    “heavy-armed foot soldier of ancient Greece,” 1727, from Greek hoplites “heavily armed soldier,” literally “heavy armed,” from hopla “arms, armor,” plural of hoplon “tool, weapon, implement.”

    Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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