Definition of klepht in English:

klepht

Syllabification: klepht
Pronunciation: /kleft
 
/

noun

1A Greek independence fighter, especially one who fought the Turks in the 15th century or during the war of independence (1821–28).
2A 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 mere bandits.

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