Definition of spahi in English:

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spahi

Pronunciation: /ˈspɑːhiː/

noun

historical
1A member of the Turkish irregular cavalry.
Example sentences
  • By his coming, the life of the spahi is saved; but his fear of his old comrades is such that he refuses to accept aid until they have themselves departed another way.
2A member of the Algerian cavalry in French service.

Origin

Mid 16th century: from Turkish sipahi, from Persian sipāhī (see sepoy).

Words that rhyme with spahi

Rajshahi, surahi

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