Spahis'

spahi

[spah-hee]
noun, plural spahis.
1.
one of a body of native Algerian cavalry in the French service.
2.
(formerly) a cavalryman in the Turkish army.
Also, spahee.


Origin:
1555–65; < Middle French < Turkish sipahi < Persian sipāhī. Cf. sepoy

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spahi or spahee (ˈspɑːhiː, ˈspɑːiː, ˈspɑːhiː, ˈspɑːiː)
 
n , 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
 
[C16: from Old French, from Turkish sipahi, from Persian sipāhī soldier; see sepoy]
 
spahee or spahee
 
n
 
[C16: from Old French, from Turkish sipahi, from Persian sipāhī soldier; see sepoy]

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