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spahi

[spah-hee] /ˈspɑ hi/
noun, plural spahis.
1.
one of a body of native Algerian cavalry in the French service.
2.
(formerly) a cavalryman in the Turkish army.
Origin of spahi
1555-1565
1555-65; < Middle French < Turkish sipahi < Persian sipāhī. Cf. sepoy
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  • She countered with another unconventional move: she married a native spahi.
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spahi

/ˈspɑːhiː; ˈspɑːiː/
noun (pl) -his, -hees
1.
(formerly) an irregular cavalryman in the Turkish armed forces
2.
a member of a body of native Algerian cavalrymen in the French armed forces: disbanded after Algerian independence
Word Origin
C16: from Old French, from Turkish sipahi, from Persian sipāhī soldier; see sepoy
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