Definition of klepht in English:

klepht

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Pronunciation: /klɛft
 
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noun

1A Greek independence fighter, especially one who fought the Turks in the 15th century or during the war of independence (1821-8).
2 historical A Greek brigand or bandit.

Origin

from modern Greek klephtēs, from Greek kleptēs 'thief'. The original klephts led an outlaw existence in the mountains; those who maintained this after the war of independence became bandits.

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