klephtic

klepht

[kleft]
noun
a Greek or Albanian brigand, exalted in the war of Greek independence as a patriotic robber; guerrilla.

Origin:
1810–20; < Modern Greek kléphtēs, variant of Modern Greek, Greek kléptēs thief, rogue; see kleptomania

klephtic, adjective
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klepht (klɛft)
 
n
any of the Greeks who fled to the mountains after the 15th-century Turkish conquest of Greece and whose descendants survived as brigands into the 19th century
 
[C19: from Modern Greek klephtēs, from Greek kleptēs thief]
 
'klephtic
 
adj

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