Definition of klepht in English:

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Pronunciation: /kleft/


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.


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.

Words that rhyme with klepht

bereft, cleft, deft, eft, heft, left, reft, theft, weft

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Syllabification: klepht

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