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lochus

[lok-uh s] /ˈlɒk əs/
noun, plural lochi
[lok-ahy] /ˈlɒk aɪ/ (Show IPA)
1.
(in ancient Greece) a subdivision of an army.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; < Greek lóchos literally, ambush, place for lying in wait, hence, men forming an ambush; cf. lochia
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