Definition of Peltast

1. Noun. a type of light infantry units in Ancient Greece who often served as skirmishers ¹



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Definition of Peltast

1. a soldier of ancient Greece [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Peltast

pelory
pelosity
pelota
pelotas
pelotherapy
peloton
pelotons
pels
pelt
pelt along
pelt down
pelt of the dog
pelta
peltae
peltas
peltast (current term)
peltasts
peltate
peltate leaf
peltated
peltately
peltation
peltations
pelted
pelter
peltered
peltering
pelters
peltidia
peltidium

Literary usage of Peltast

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1. Hannibal: A History of the Art of War Among the Carthaginians and Romans by Theodore Ayrault Dodge (1891)
"Whether the phalanx had, in addition to the hoplite, a somewhat less heavily armed soldier, like the Greek peltast, is not known. ..."

2. Greece: II. Grecian History to the Reign of Peisistratus at Athens by George Grote (1900)
"The peltast both before and after ... to lengthen both the two offensive weapons which the peltast carried, before his time, — the javelin, and the iword. ..."

3. A Catalogue of Sculpture in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities by Arthur Hamilton Smith, British Museum Dept. of Greek and Roman Antiquities (1900)
"A wounded Greek peltast has sunk down to a sitting position on the ground. A comrade, also a peltast, supports him under the shoulder with his right hand, ..."

4. History of Greece by George Grote (1859)
"The peltast both before and after ... to lengthen both the two offensive weapons which the peltast carried, before his time, — the javelin, and the sword. ..."

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