Definition of Spahis
1. Noun. (plural of spahi) ¹
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Definition of Spahis
1. spahi [n] - See also: spahi
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Literary usage of Spahis
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Government of the Ottoman Empire in the Time of Suleiman the Magnificent by Albert Howe Lybyer (1913)
"In time of battle all the regular troops, spahis and Janissaries alike, were drawn up to protect the sultan, the Janissaries being aligned in front, ..."
2. In the Land of Mosques & Minarets by Francis Miltoun, Milburg Francisco Mansfield (1908)
"The spahis, the Chasseurs d'Afrique, and the Legionnaires have won most of France's battles in Algeria; and for this reason these great colonial corps are ..."
3. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1814)
"... of five hundred Janizaries and three hundred spahis, commanded by an officer, called in that country ..."
4. A Brief Historical Relation of State Affairs from September 1678 to April 1714 by Narcissus Luttrell (1857)
"Sueden with 40000 Janizaries, Tartars, and spahis, into bis own country, alledging that 'twas necessary to curb the growing power of the czar, ..."
5. Universal Geography: Or a Description of All Parts of the World, on a New by Conrad Malte-Brun (1824)
"... and to it the first sultans were chiefly indebted for the astonishing success of their armies. The spahis are of older date than the janissaries ..."
6. The World in the Middle Ages: An Historical Geography, with Accounts of the by Adolphus Louis Koeppen (1856)
"... Silivri and Apollonia the country swarmed with Turkish spahis. II. The CHALCIDIAN peninsula in Macedonia, with the city of Saloniki, Cassandria, ..."
7. Universal Geography: Or, a Description of All Parts of the World, on a New by Conrad Malte-Brun (1826)
"... strength of the O toman empire, and to it the first sultans were chiefly indebted for the astonishing success of their armies. The spahis arc of older ..."