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klepht

[kleft] /klɛft/
noun
1.
a Greek or Albanian brigand, exalted in the war of Greek independence as a patriotic robber; guerrilla.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; < Modern Greek kléphtēs, variant of Modern Greek, Greek kléptēs thief, rogue; see kleptomania
Related forms
klephtic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for klephtic

klepht

/klɛft/
noun
1.
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
Derived Forms
klephtic, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from Modern Greek klephtēs, from Greek kleptēs thief
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